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Study shows way to beat stroke

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 April, 2010, 12:00am

A combination of aspirin and the drug clopidogrel is more effective than aspirin alone in preventing a type of stroke called acute ischemic stroke, the findings of a Chinese University study show. The study of 98 patients with acute ischemic stroke, carried out between 2003 and 2008, found that stroke did not occur in the group that took aspirin and clopidogrel one week after they took the drugs. However, two patients in the group that took aspirin only had a relapse.

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