Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors and Protection against Stroke

Amir Krystal*

Department of Public Health, Catholic University of Bukavu, Bukavu, Congo

*Corresponding Author:
Amir Krystal
Department of Public Health, Catholic University of Bukavu, Bukavu, Congo

Received date:  December 05, 2022, Manuscript No. IPJCEN-22-15793 ; Editor assigned date: December 07, 2022, Pre-QC No. IPJCEN-22-15793 (PQ); Reviewed date: December 16, 2022, QC No. IPJCEN-22-15793; Revised date: December 23, 2022, Manuscript No. IPJCEN-22-15793(R); Published date: January 05, 2023, DOI: 10.36648/2472-5056.8.01.179
Citation: Krystal A (2022) Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors and Protection against Stroke. J Clin Exp Nephrol Vol.8 No.01: 179.

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