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Taking Blood Thinners After a Stroke Does Not Improve Outcomes, Study Says

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Adding blood thinners to clot-busting medication after a stroke does not appear to improve the outcomes, according to a new study. Image for illustration purposes
Adding blood thinners to clot-busting medication after a stroke does not appear to improve the outcomes, according to a new study. Image for illustration purposes
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  • About 15 million people around the world have a stroke each year, with about 62% of cases being ischemic strokes. 
  • The main treatment for ischemic stroke is a clot-busting medication delivered within 3 hours of having a stroke. 
  • After a stroke, a doctor may prescribe blood-thinning medications to help prevent clots from forming again. 
  • Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, have found that giving blood thinners in conjunction with clot-busting medications when a person has an ischemic stroke did not improve the person’s 90-day outcome.

Researchers report that about 15 million people around the world have a stroke in the course of a year. About 62%Trusted Source of those people will have an ischemic stroke where blood flow to the brain is stopped due to arterial blockages.

Follow the link below to Medical News Today to read the full story:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/taking-blood-thinners-after-a-stroke-does-not-improve-outcomes-study-says?utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MNT%20Daily%20News&utm_content=2024-02-15&apid=&rvid=4ba4ec80177cae00eabc43b8bc6648d598c4a356d104663735777e0a0f8b5c9f

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Information Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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