See How Aspirin Can help Stroke Patients

Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests.Right after a mini-stroke, people have a 1,000 times higher risk of major this disorder than people in the general population, the researchers noted.The new study included data from about 56,000 people. The researchers found that taking aspirin after a mini-stroke — also called a transient ischemic attack, or TIA — reduced the risk of a disabling or fatal this disorder over the next few days and weeks by 70 percent to 80 percent.”Our findings confirm the effectiveness of urgent treatment after TIA and minor stroke, and show that aspirin is the most important component. Immediate treatment with aspirin can substantially reduce the risk and severity of early recurrent stroke,” said lead researcher Peter Rothwell. He is a professor and this disorder expert at the University of Oxford in England.

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Rothwell added that the study results have implications for public education. While public health education campaigns have helped to get people to seek help soon after a major stroke, they’re less likely to see a doctor after a mini-stroke, he said.And, many people don’t seek medical attention at all, Rothwell noted. Others may delay getting help for a few days. Meanwhile, they’re at risk of a recurrent this disorder, he said.Dr. Dale Webb is director of research and information at England’s the this disorder Association. He said, “The findings suggest that anyone who has this disorder symptoms, which are improving while they are awaiting urgent medical attention can, if they are able, take one dose of 300 milligram aspirin.”

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