Semin Neurol 2010; 30(5): 492-500
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1268860
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The Role of Antithrombotics in Secondary Stroke Prevention

Marc A. Lazzaro1 , Konark Malhotra1 , Yousef M. Mohammad1
  • 1Section of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
04 January 2011 (online)


Antithrombotic therapy plays a key role in secondary ischemic stroke prevention. A multitude of antithrombotic agents exist with varying pharmacologic, efficacy, and safety profiles. In this review, the authors discuss the mechanisms of antithrombotic therapy, summarize the data on commonly used agents, and introduce emerging antithrombotic medications.


Marc A LazzaroM.D. 

Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Neurology

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