Abstract

ATORVASTATIN IN ACUTE STROKE: A STEPPING STONE TO THE SERENDIPITY

Author(s): Raj Kamal Choudhary1

BACKGROUND Stroke is a vascular dismay that has led to several deaths and deformities. Despite this unwarranted picture it is largely preventable and treatable. The statins have been the flagship molecules for the purpose. METHODS We studied 150 patients admitted in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Hospital, presenting with acute ischemic stroke, and evaluated the effect of high intensity atorvastatin on the temperament of carotid plaque. RESULTS 80% of our study patients who were administered high intensity atorvastatin, displayed a carotid Doppler picture of plaque regression. CONCLUSIONS High dose atorvastatin shows a definite improvement in the size of atheromatous plaque, which is a major prognosticator of ischemic stroke, hence should be advocated in such patients.