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Adults who suffer a stroke before the age of 50 are far more likely to die within the next two decades than the general population, according to a new study published in Wednesday’s edition of JAMA.
Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Successive, vigorous bouts of leg compressions following a stroke appear to trigger natural protective mechanisms that reduce damage.
A review of clinical trials comparing warfarin with other medications for stroke prevention suggests that warfarin was associated with a low risk of stroke or non-central nervous system embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (rapid, irregular heart beat).
In the largest and longest head-to-head comparison of two anti-clotting medications, warfarin and aspirin were similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012.
A whopping one out of every three stroke survivors leave the hospital without knowing the cause of their stroke.
Occasional erratic heart rhythms appear to cause about one-fifth of strokes for which a cause is not readily established.
For patients with a type of irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation (AF), a new anti-clotting drug might be better at preventing clot-related strokes while minimizing the risk of causing a bleeding stroke.
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