What is the role of in the treatment of middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins, have been shown to decrease the 10-year risk for recurrent stroke. [84] The individual agent should be selected based on potency needed, drug-statin interactions, and tolerability. Statin potency from lowest to highest based on the maximum dose is fluvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. [85]


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