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Statins Reduce Risk of Early Poststroke Seizures

Key clinical point: Statin therapy during management of acute ischemic stroke may significantly reduce the risk of early poststroke seizures.

Major finding: The risk of a symptomatic seizure during the first 7 days of hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke was slashed by 77% in statin-treated patients.

Study details: This was an observational study of 2,969 consecutive Japanese patients admitted to a comprehensive national stroke center.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding the study, conducted free of commercial support.


Matsubara S et al. IEC 219, Abstract P002.