Reduce the risk of stroke
A major study just published in the Journal of Medicine, New England shows that the combination of two drugs reduced the risk of cerebral-vascular accident in patients with cardiac arrhythmias and this cannot be taken for oral anticoagulants because of bleeding.

These patients, mostly elderly, usually takes Coumadin and respond positively to treatment. But this drug causes bleeding in 50% of people suffering from heart palpitations and "atrial fibrillation".

For example, doctors were prescribing the aspirin to reduce the risk of stroke and paralysis.

The study conducted over a period of three and a half years has shown that the combination of aspirin and Plavix drug decreased by 28% the risk of stroke in these patients.

Dr. Christian Constance de Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, Montreal, participated in this study. He describes this major discovery, since therapy will provide better, safer treatment to people.

Atrial fibrillation is the cardiac arrhythmia most frequently and this is characterized by the accumulation of blood in the upper chambers of the heart, for the formation of clots that can then pass into the bloodstream and cause a stroke.

Patients face five times more likely to have a stroke, and almost 15% of all cases of stroke identified.

Source: Canoe Health
Published in: Stroke, Medicine


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