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Comment & Response
August 20, 2014

Statins and Ischemic Stroke

Author Affiliations
  • 1Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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JAMA. 2014;312(7):749-750. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8357

To the Editor The report from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study1 indicated that the new equations for predicting atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk appeared to overestimate the risk of atherosclerotic events in the participants. This study affords an opportunity to assess a possible problem with the new Pooled Cohort risk equations.

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