Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke(J-STARS Echo)

Completed

Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Ischemic stroke except for cardiogenic embolism, from 1 month to 3 years after onset
- Hyperlipidemia and total cholesterol level of 180-240mg/dl without the prescription of statin within previous 30 days
- Able to visit outpatient department
- Informed consent on the form.

Exclusion Criteria

- Ischemic stroke of other determined cause according to the TOAST classification
- Ischemic heart disease and necessary to use statin
- Hemorrhagic disorders
- Platelet count <=100,000/ul within 3 months prior to study start
- Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST)>= 100IU/L within 3 months prior to study start
- Serum creatinine >=2.0mg/dl within 3 months prior to study start
- A scheduled operation
- The presence of malignant disorder
- Patients whom carotid ultrasound cannot examine because of neck tumor or torticollis
- Patients after carotid endarterectomy or radiation therapy to neck
- Patients whose carotid ultrasound cannot be examined because of neck tumor or torticollis
- Patients after carotid endarterectomy or radiation therapy to neck