Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than half of U.S. stroke survivors are prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds. Statins are recommended for patients who have had an ischemic stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) to reduce their risk for a repeat stroke or other cardiovascular events, …