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Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology

[Effects of statin use on intracranial hemorrhage and clinical outcome after intravenous rt-PA for acute ischemic stroke: SAMURAI rt-PA registry].


PMID 20411804

Abstract

We evaluated whether pre- and post-stroke statin use was associated with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and clinical outcome at 3 months after intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke. This study enrolled 600 consecutive patients (72 +/- 12 years, woman 37.2%) who received IV rt-PA at ten stroke centers that participated in the SAMURAI rt-PA Registry from October 2005 to July 2008. Statins were used prior to stroke in 112% and within 72 h after IV rt-PA in 10.0% of patients. One hundred nineteen patients (19.8%) developed ICH. Pre-stroke statin use was not an independent factor associated with ICH (OR 1.46; 95% CI 0.76-2.81, p = 0.225). Of 535 patients with a premorbid mRS < or = 1, 199 (37.2%) had a favorable clinical outcome at 3 months (mRS < or = 1). Pre-stroke statin use (OR 1.05; 95% CI 0.55-2.01, p = 0.879), as well as post-stroke statin use (OR 1.31; 95% CI 0.66-2.59, p = 0.440), was not an independent predictor of outcome. In patients who received IV rt-PA for acute ischemic stroke, statin use did not increase ICH after thrombolysis, nor was it associated with clinical outcome.

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