Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Aspirin plus Clopidogrel as Secondary Prevention after Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Aspirin and clopidogrel combination therapy reduced risk of a second stroke during the first 3 months after the initial stroke. The reduction was greater than for either agent alone within the first 3 months. However, use of combination therapy at beyond one year after the initial stroke did not decrease the risk of a second stroke but did increase risk of bleeding.  (Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Dec 24;39(1):13-22.)
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