NICE guidance to prevent strokes and heart attacks lacks evidence

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1286
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    An expert adviser for a report that was used to develop the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) claims that the guidance is not supported by adequate evidence from clinical trials.

    The NICE guidance recommends that a combination of modified release dipyridamole and aspirin should be used in patients who have had an ischaemic stroke or a transient ischaemic attack for two years from the most recent event. …

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