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Accumulated listed below are the findings of the satellite tv for pc symposium hung on the get together of the eleventh ecu Stroke convention.

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All categories of stroke were reduced and treatment effect was similar when adjusted for age, sex, history of hypertension, cigarette smoking, diabetes, left ventricu- lar ejection fraction and baseline total HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. A comparison of the effects of pravastatin on stroke and coronary event reduction in CARE revealed a possible predictive value of baseline LDL cholesterol on treatment effect. 85) [4]. 631) was noted in patients with these baseline lipid levels.

Stroke 1999;30:1319– 1325. 17 Rost NS, Wolf PA, Kase CS, Kelly-Hayes M, Silbershatz H, Massaro JM, D’Agostino RB, Franzblau C, Wilson PW: Plasma concentration of C-reactive protein and risk of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack: the Framingham study. Stroke 2001;32:2575–2579. 18 Nesto RW, Rutter MK: Impact of the atherosclerotic process in patients with diabetes. Acta Diabetol 2002;39:S22–S28. 19 Bellosta S, Bernini F, Ferri N, Quarato P, Canavesi M, Arnaboldi L, Fumagalli R, Paoletti R, Corsini A: Direct vascular effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.

19 Bellosta S, Bernini F, Ferri N, Quarato P, Canavesi M, Arnaboldi L, Fumagalli R, Paoletti R, Corsini A: Direct vascular effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Atherosclerosis 1998;137:S101–S109. 20 Aikawa M, Rabkin E, Sugiyama S, Voglic SJ, Fukumoto Y, Furukawa Y, Shiomi M, Schoen FJ, Libby P: An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, cerivastatin, suppresses growth of macrophages expressing matrix metalloproteinases and tissue factor in vivo and in vitro. Circulation 201;103:276–283. 21 Williams JK, Sukhova GK, Herrington DM, Libby P: Pravastatin has cholesterol-lowering independent effects on the artery wall of atherosclerotic monkeys.

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