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Antiplatelets in secondary stroke prevention.
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PMID:  21772826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The aim of this review is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic ischemic stroke. Antiplatelets are the major therapy for the secondary stroke prevention. The most commonly used antiplatelets agents are aspirin, clopidogrel, and extended-release dipyridamole. A lot of progress had been made in last years regarding aspirin resistance and genotyping of clopidogrel metabolism. According to the results of the accomplished studies it is difficult to broadly recommend one antithrombotic agent in favor of the other. Instead, a review of the currently published data suggests the importance of focusing on the individualizing approach in antiplatelet therapy.
Authors:
Olga Shulga; Natan Bornstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in neurology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1664-2295     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-08-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101546899     Medline TA:  Front Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Volyn Regional Clinical Hospital Lutsk, Ukraine.
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