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Medical treatment in acute and long-term secondary prevention after transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke.

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Stroke is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Without improvements in prevention, the burden will increase during the next 20 years because of the ageing population, especially in developing countries. Major advances have occurred in secondary prevention during the past three decades, which demonstrate the broader potential to prevent stroke. We review the main medical treatments that should be considered for most patients with transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic stroke in th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
377
Issue:
9778
Pages:
1681-1692
Publication date:
2011-05-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Source identifiers:
141486

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