Monday, October 08, 2007

Early treatment key

From the article:

Patients who get treatment within a day of having a minor stroke cut their risk of a second stroke by 80 percent, researchers reported.

Aspirin, blood thinners and other common therapies given within 24 hours may prevent almost 10,000 major attacks a year in the U.K., scientists said today in the medical journal The Lancet. Sending patients to a specialized clinic also reduced the risk of a stroke, a separate study in The Lancet Neurology found.

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