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Anti-platelet therapy stroke risk reduction

Anti-platelet therapy after a stroke or TIA reduces the risk of nonfatal ischemic strokes by 28% and fatal strokes by 16%.

Antithrombotic Trialistsâ?? Collaboration. Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials of Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Death, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in High Risk Patients. BMJ. 2002; 324(7329): 71-86. http://www.bmj.com/content/324/7329/71.full

Reference

Title
Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials of Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Death, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in High Risk Patients
Publication
BMJ
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Antithrombotic Trialistsâ?? Collaboration
Volume & Issue
Volume 324, Issue 7329
Pages
71-86
URL
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