Antithrombotic Therapy in Prevention of Ischemic Stroke

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Stroke is the most common cause of adult mortality in the United States. Antithrombotic agents form the mainstay of stroke prevention. Aspirin produces a modest reduction in the risk of second stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA, mini-stroke) and is widely recommended for initial therapy. The thienopyridines (Ticlid) and clopodogrel (Plavix) are alternatives for secondary prevention in patients who do not respond to or cannot take aspirin. They are no more effective than aspirin and have been associated with ...

Antithrombotic Therapy in Prevention of Ischemic Stroke 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195394320

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