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Acetylsalicylic acid in the prevention and treatment of ischemic stroke

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The paper outlines indications for the use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASC) to prevent and treat ischemic stroke. A study of the effect of this agent in the primary prevention of stroke has demonstrated the obligatory identification of a category of individuals at higher risk for ischemic cerebral complications. The early initiation of ASC therapy in the acutest phase of ischemic stroke results in a significant reduction in mortality, risk for restroke, and neurological improvement. When used in the secondary prevention of noncardioembolic stroke, ASC belongs to the most studied antiplatelet agents that additionally reduce the rate of restroke or death.

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A. V. Fonyakin
Neurology Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Russian Federation


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Fonyakin A.V. Acetylsalicylic acid in the prevention and treatment of ischemic stroke. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(2):71-76. (In Russ.)

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