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what should be the role of antiplatelet therapy in stroke?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Secondary prevention: Antiplatelet therapy is indicated for secondary stroke prevention in both large and small vessel disease. This would include carotid artery, vertebrobasilar arteries, and the intracranial arteries. Current recommendations are for single agent therapy, but patients should be tested periodically with platelet aggregation tests to determine drug efficacy. No indications for primary prevention.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Aspirin helps: Aspirin therapy can decrease chance of stroke in patients with carotid artery disease. If patient has experienced a TIA or mini stroke, Plavix (clopidogrel) may be added. If patient has a stroke these medicines will be used a day or two after the stroke to prevent more strokes. Better not to use the day of a stroke due to risk of bleeding, unless special circumstances.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: antiplatelet?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Antiplatelet refers : To an antibody to platelets. These can be tested, and high levels of antiplatelet antibodies can be seen in itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura).
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What is a list of some antiplatelet drugs?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Aspirin and plavix are the common drugs. for more info check out the site given below: https://www.drugs.com/drug-class/antiplatelet-agents.html
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between antiplatelets and antithrombotics?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Antiplatelets prevent platelets from aggregating, .g. aspirin and plavix Antithrombotic prevent clotting of blood, e.g., heparin and coumadin.

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