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.