MedPage Today - Drug Combo May Cut Stroke Risk after TIA - Charles Bankhead

 – June 26, 2013  –– 

Drug Combo May Cut Stroke Risk after TIA – Charles Bankhead According to a large randomized trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, stroke risk declined by a third in people who took a combination of antiplatelet drugs after having a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. “The results are important because they demonstrate a benefit with combination therapy, but the trial does not establish dual-antiplatelet therapy as a new standard,” said Stanley Tuhrim, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, who was not involved in the study.
-Stanley Tuhrim, MD, Professor, Neurology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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