Antiplatelet therapy in secondary stroke prevention
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- Worrall, B.B. & Johnston, K.C. Curr Atheroscler Rep (2000) 2: 104. doi:10.1007/s11883-000-0103-3
This article focuses on recent data about the safety and effectiveness of antiplatelet therapies for secondary stroke prevention. Highlights include a discussion of changes in the professional labeling for aspirin and the results of a low- versus high-dose aspirin trial (Aspirin after Carotid Endarterectomy trial). Safety issues regarding aspirin also are considered. Other topics include a review of recent data on thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) associated with ticlopidine and a brief update on clopidogrel. A summary of discussions related to the European Stroke Prevention Study 2 data and Food and Drug Administration consideration of combination dipyridamole/aspirin therapy are presented.