Stroke prediction and stroke prevention with atorvastatin in the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS)

G A Hitman, H Colhoun, C Newman, M Szarek, D J Betteridge, P N Durrington, J Fuller, S Livingstone, H A W Neil, CARDS Investigators

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    Abstract

    Patients with Type 2 diabetes have an elevated risk of stroke. The role of lipid levels and diabetes-specific factors in risk prediction of stroke is unclear, and estimates of efficacy of lipid-lowering therapy vary between trials. We examined predictors of stroke and the effect of atorvastatin on specific stroke subtypes in Type 2 diabetes in the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study (CARDS) [a trial of 2838 participants with mean low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <4.14 mmol/l, no history of macrovascular disease and randomized to atorvastatin 10 mg daily or placebo].
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1313-1321
    Number of pages9
    JournalDiabetic Medicine
    Volume24
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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