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Secondary prevention for stroke and transient ischaemic attacks

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:897

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  1. Keith W Muir, senior lecturer in neurology (
  1. University of Glasgow, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF

    EDITOR—Although I agree with Ray et al that increased public recognition of stroke is necessary, it is salutary that 50% of UK stroke patients already reach hospital within six hours: thereafter, institutional barriers delay investigation and treatment.1 Although logical, acute institution of secondary preventive treatments has not been tested specifically in trials, but if beneficial, the …

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