Consider Pros and Cons of Switching Antiplatelets After a Breakthrough Stroke

We're getting questions about how to manage patients who have a BREAKTHROUGH ischemic stroke while taking aspirin.

More than 1 in 3 patients who have a stroke are already on aspirin.

Now preliminary evidence suggests a lower risk of a recurrent stroke if these patients are switched from aspirin to a different antiplatelet...especially in the first few days after a stroke or TIA.

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