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Is there a relatonship between statins and transient global amnesia?

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Is there a relatonship between statins and transient global amnesia?
Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 3 hours later
Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns.

Currently, TGA is considered a likely variant of a transient ischemic attack, and as such, paradoxically statins actually help decrease rates of TIA and major stroke; I would not necessarily think that the absence of TGA is related to cessation of statins; however, I am glad it has not recurred

Hope this is helpful wish you the best health, blessings.

Dr Brenes Salazar MD
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic MN
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