Preventing ischemic stroke: Choosing the best strategy

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ABSTRACTMany questions remain about specific strategies to prevent first or subsequent stroke: Do statins prevent stroke? Which antithrombotic drugs are best? What is the best way to treat carotid stenosis? We review current evidence on drug therapy and surgical options, addressing key stroke risk factors: ie, hypertension, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, patent foramen ovale, aortic stenosis, and carotid stenosis.


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