Vol 49, No 5 (2015)
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Potential role of statins in the intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage

Dariusz Kotlęga1, Monika Gołąb-Janowska1, Marta Masztalewicz1, Sylwester Ciećwież2, Przemysław Nowacki1
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.07.007
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(5):322-328.

Abstract

Statins are used in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular episodes. Most of recent studies regard ischemic stroke. There are more emerging results of studies suggesting usefulness of these drugs in the other types of stroke e.g. intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Searching for new methods of treatment is important, because both ICH and SAH lead to poor prognosis and severe psychomotor disability.

The unquestionable role of inflammatory factors in the pathogenesis of these disorders justifies considering statin treatment. Previous results are contradictory, thus in present study we review results of studies and try to explain the potential pathomechanism of statin use in hemorrhagic strokes.

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