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Insulin Resistance and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Insulin Resistance and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Host: Maurice Pickard, MD

Guest: Tatjana Rundek, MD, PhD

Hundreds of millions of people may have insulin resistance worldwide. What is the connection between insulin resistance and the risk of ischemic stroke? Dr. Tatjana Rundek, associate professor of neurology and director of the clinical translational research division in the department of neurology of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, Florida, discusses her research on the risk of developing ischemic stroke among non-diabetic patients with insulin resistance with host Dr. Maurice Pickard. How can lipid-lowering medications help reduce the risk of stroke for non-diabetic patients with insulin resistance, and are any other medications on the horizon for these patients?