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Guidelines for the preventive treatment of ischaemic stroke and TIA (II). Recommendations according to aetiological sub-type.
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PMID:  21937151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To update the Ad Hoc Committee of the Cerebrovascular Diseases Study Group of The Spanish Neurological Society guidelines on prevention of ischemic stroke (IS) and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA). METHODS: We reviewed the available evidence on ischaemic stroke and TIA prevention according to aetiological subtype. Levels of evidence and recommendation levels are based on the classification of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. RESULTS: In atherothrombotic IS, antiplatelet therapy and revascularization procedures in selected cases of ipsilateral carotid stenosis (70-99%) reduce the risk of recurrences. In cardioembolic IS (atrial fibrillation, valvular diseases, prosthetic valves and myocardial infarction with mural thrombus) prevention is based on the use of oral anticoagulants. Preventive therapies for uncommon causes of IS will depend on the aetiology. In the case of cerebral venous thrombosis oral anticoagulation is effective. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude with recommendations for clinical practice in prevention of IS according to the aetiological subtype presented by the patient.
B Fuentes; J Gállego; A Gil-Nuñez; A Morales; F Purroy; J Roquer; T Segura; J Tejada; A Lago; E Díez-Tejedor;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia (Barcelona, Spain)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0213-4853     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9005460     Medline TA:  Neurologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Neurología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid,España.
Vernacular Title:
Guía para el tratamiento preventivo del ictus isquémico y AIT (II). Recomendaciones según subtipo etiológico.
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