Antithrombotic drugs in secondary stroke prevention among a community dwelling older population.

@article{Landi2003AntithromboticDI,
  title={Antithrombotic drugs in secondary stroke prevention among a community dwelling older population.},
  author={Francesco Landi and Matteo Cesari and Graziano Onder and Valentina Zamboni and Fabrizia Lattanzio and Andrea G. Russo and Christian Barillaro and Roberto Bernabei},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 8},
  pages={
          1100-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients who suffer a cerebrovascular event are at high risk of a recurrence. Secondary prevention is crucial in reducing the burden of cerebrovascular disease. OBJECTIVE To estimate the percentage of stroke survivors receiving antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs and to identify factors associated with such treatment. DESIGN Cross sectional retrospective cohort study. METHODS Data were analysed from a large collaborative observational study, the Italian "silver network" home… CONTINUE READING
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