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Commentary on “Safety Profile of High-Dose Statin Therapy in Geriatric Patients with Stroke”

Paul R. Casner MD, PhD
Volume: 106 Issue: 12 December, 2013

Abstract:

For many geriatricians it is not unusual to have patients in their 80s and 90s, and even an occasional centenarian. Patients are living longer, often in spite of multiple diseases. As people age, their comorbidities increase; thus, older patients are more prone to have cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, as well as diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, and cancer.

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