Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapies for Prevention of Ischemic Stroke

  title={Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapies for Prevention of Ischemic Stroke},
  author={Nikhil Kapil and Yvonne H. Datta and Naila Alakbarova and Eric M Bershad and Magdy H. Selim and David S. Liebeskind and Ornina Bachour and Gundu H. R. Rao and Afshin A. Divani},
  journal={Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
  pages={301 - 318}
Ischemic stroke represents one of the leading causes of death and disability in both the United States and abroad, particularly for patients with prior ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). A quintessential aspect of secondary stroke prevention is the use of different pharmacological agents, mainly antiplatelets and anticoagulants. Antiplatelets and anticoagulants exhibit their effect by blocking the activation pathways of platelets and the coagulation cascade, respectively… 

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