Secondary prevention for stroke and transient ischaemic attacks

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.896-a (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:896

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  1. Sumantra Ray, clinical research fellow (sumantra.ray@tuht.scot.nhs.uk),
  2. Alexander S F Doney, specialist registrar,
  3. Ronald S MacWalter, consultant physician
  1. Stroke Studies Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR—Acute stroke and transient ischaemic attacks are emergencies, and Muir in his editorial has presented recent evidence, showing that reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol, regardless of baseline values, have unequivocal benefit in secondary prevention.1

    There is no real boundary between acute treatment and secondary prevention, which should start very …

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