Review: Dipyridamole given with or without aspirin reduces recurrent stroke

Hankey, Graeme J.
July 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 143 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
This article presents information on a study related to dipyridamole for preventing recurrent ischemic stroke and other vascular events. Randomized controlled trials evaluated dipyridamole for secondary prevention of stroke in patients with previous cerebrovascular disease. Study quality was assessed using criteria that included method of randomization, concealment of allocation, completeness of follow-up, and blinding of outcome assessment. In patients with a history of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, dipyridamole given with or without aspirin reduces the risk for recurrent stroke.


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