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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Chaturvedi, S; Zivin, J; Breazna, A; Amarenco, P; Callahan, A; Goldstein, LB; Hennerici, M; Sillesen, H; Rudolph, A; Welch, MA; SPARCL Investigators 
Title:
Effect of atorvastatin in elderly patients with a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether patients age 65 years and over with a recent stroke or TIA benefit from statin treatment to a similar degree as younger patients. METHODS: The 4,731 patient cohort in the SPARCL study was divided into an elderly group (65 and over) and a younger group. The primary endpoint (fatal or nonfatal stroke) and secondary endpoints were analyzed, with calculation of the hazard ratio (HR) and p values from a Cox regression model. RESULTS: There were 2,249 patients in the...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Neurology 
Year:
2009 
Journal volume:
72 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
688-94 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0028-3878 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik