Vida Demarin (International Institute for Brain Health, Zagreb, Croatia) kindly took the time to speak with us on the topic of the debate session she participated in: Should statins be given to people over age 80 for stroke prevention? As co-Chair of CONy 2021, she also shared her excitement for the next congress, which will be hosted in Dubrovnik, in her home country, Croatia.
- What risks are associated with long-term statin use, and how do these risks change with age? (0:06)
- What clinical data are available to assess the benefits and risks of statins in people aged over 80 for stroke prevention? (1:31)
- What are the potential issues with extrapolating data from studies involving younger patients? (2:55)
- In your opinion, should statins be given to over 80s for stroke prevention? (4:16)
- How can we improve our evidence base for this indication? (5:56)
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd.
Disclosures: Vida Demarin has nothing to disclose in relation to this video.
Filmed in coverage of the 14th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy Virtual, November 2020).
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