Aspirin and warfarin equally good for stroke patients

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1204
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Aspirin and warfarin are equally effective at preventing patients who have had a stroke from having another ischaemic event, a new study has shown. The findings suggested that both drugs are reasonable options for such patients, the study's author said.

    Though previous trials have studied various drugs in the prevention of non-cardiogenic, recurrent ischaemic stroke, the authors explained, no trial had determined whether anticoagulants were superior to antiplatelet drugs in preventing such strokes.

    Dr Jay Mohr from Columbia …

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