Aspirin alone for patients with lacunar stroke - 4
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study shows that aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes. Lacunar strokes are small strokes that usually occur in the very deep parts of the brain. Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH explains, antiplatelet drugs like clopidogrel and aspirin stop blood from forming harmful clots.
Koroshetz: We were hoping that we’d have a more potent therapy, but it turns out that the simple aspirin is really the best thing.
Narrator: For more information on this study, and to learn more about strokes and stroke risk, visit the website stroke.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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