Tag Archives: Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets

Missed Opportunities in Stroke Prevention (University of Birmingham / PLoS Medicine / European Journal of Neurology)

Summary Analysis of the records of UK patients who suffered a stroke indicates that over half of people who should have received drugs to prevent strokes had not been prescribed such medicines. Full Text Link Reference Research suggests ‘missed opportunities’ … Continue reading

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Switch From Aspirin to Blood-Thinning Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors should prescribe newer blood-thinning drugs, rather than aspirin, to treat atrial fibrillation in order to decrease the risk of stroke. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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