Take aspirin at first sign of stroke: study

Patients should be taking aspirin immediately after a stroke to cut their risk of death or disability, according to a UK-led review.  

In 12 trials of 15778 patients with transient ischaemic attack or ischaemic stroke randomised to aspirin or control, aspirin cut the 12-week risk of any stroke by half, disabling or fatal ischaemic stroke by two thirds and acute myocardial infarction by two-thirds.

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