Part 2: Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
Matthew Brandon Maas, MD, and Joseph E. Safdieh, MD
Dr. Maas is a fellow in Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Harvard Medical School, Departments of Neurology, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Womens Hospitals, Boston, MA. Dr. Safdieh is an assistant professor of neurology, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.
The patient returns for an outpatient appointment where the results of a recent lipid profile are reviewed. His low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level is 90 mg/dL. He continues to take atorvastatin 20 mg daily.
What is the most appropriate intervention based on this patients LDL level?