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Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Walter N Kernan, Bruce Ovbiagele, Henry R Black, Dawn M Bravata, Marc I Chimowitz, Michael D Ezekowitz, Margaret C Fang, Marc Fisher, Karen L Furie, Donald V Heck, S Claiborne Clay Johnston, Scott E Kasner, Steven J Kittner, Pamela H Mitchell, Michael W Rich, DeJuran Richardson, Lee H Schwamm, John A Wilson
Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation 2014, 45 (7): 2160-236
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The aim of this updated guideline is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of future stroke among survivors of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage secondary prevention for these patients. Evidence-based recommendations are provided for control of risk factors, intervention for vascular obstruction, antithrombotic therapy for cardioembolism, and antiplatelet therapy for noncardioembolic stroke. Recommendations are also provided for the prevention of recurrent stroke in a variety of specific circumstances, including aortic arch atherosclerosis, arterial dissection, patent foramen ovale, hyperhomocysteinemia, hypercoagulable states, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, sickle cell disease, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and pregnancy. Special sections address use of antithrombotic and anticoagulation therapy after an intracranial hemorrhage and implementation of guidelines.

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