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What is medicinal therapy for stroke prevention?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Blood thinners

Most strokes are caused by a brain infarction because of cholesterol plaques clotted producing obstruction to the blood flow to the tissue of a area of the brain.
Less likely a hemorrhage in the brain. We use aspirin, Aggrenox , plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin or Pradaxa as "blood thinners" to prevent strokes. We have to control blood pressure with meds too.

In brief: Blood thinners

Most strokes are caused by a brain infarction because of cholesterol plaques clotted producing obstruction to the blood flow to the tissue of a area of the brain.
Less likely a hemorrhage in the brain. We use aspirin, Aggrenox , plavix, (clopidogrel) warfarin or Pradaxa as "blood thinners" to prevent strokes. We have to control blood pressure with meds too.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Robin Baird
General Practice
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In brief: In Primary Stroke

Prevention (ie in someone who has not had a stroke, and is keen to avoid one) we modify risk factors.
If indicated, consider medication to lower blood pressure (ACE inhibitor / Calcium Channel Blocker etc), or to lower blood cholesterol (Statin). Antiplatelet drugs (Aspirin) have an unclear role in Primary Prevention. Anticoagulants (Warfarin or NOAC) if Atrial Fibrillation and high CHADSVASC2.

In brief: In Primary Stroke

Prevention (ie in someone who has not had a stroke, and is keen to avoid one) we modify risk factors.
If indicated, consider medication to lower blood pressure (ACE inhibitor / Calcium Channel Blocker etc), or to lower blood cholesterol (Statin). Antiplatelet drugs (Aspirin) have an unclear role in Primary Prevention. Anticoagulants (Warfarin or NOAC) if Atrial Fibrillation and high CHADSVASC2.
Dr. Robin Baird
Dr. Robin Baird
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