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Should I give aspirin to somebody if they are having stroke symptoms but are taking warfarin ?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Aspirin and stroke

No. The patient may be having a hemorrhagic stroke and Aspirin would make it worse.
Call 911.

In brief: Aspirin and stroke

No. The patient may be having a hemorrhagic stroke and Aspirin would make it worse.
Call 911.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Yes

Although there is a 15% chance that a stroke is hemorrhagic, the chance of aggravating a stroke with Aspirin on that basis is thus only 15%.
Meaning 85% chance you may be doing some good. Warfarin & aspiring work by different methods and are complementary treatments, often combined in certain cases. Of course there is a small risk increase but overall, benefit outweighs risk in emergencies.

In brief: Yes

Although there is a 15% chance that a stroke is hemorrhagic, the chance of aggravating a stroke with Aspirin on that basis is thus only 15%.
Meaning 85% chance you may be doing some good. Warfarin & aspiring work by different methods and are complementary treatments, often combined in certain cases. Of course there is a small risk increase but overall, benefit outweighs risk in emergencies.
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