Immediate aspirin after TIA cuts risk of CVA

From Reuters:

The researchers analyzed data pooled from more than 15,000 participants in 12 trials comparing aspirin to no aspirin treatment after mini-stroke. Taking aspirin reduced the risk of a recurrent stroke in the following six weeks by about 60 percent and the risk of disabling or fatal stroke was reduced even further, regardless of dose or patient age, they reported in The Lancet.

Without treatment, mini-stroke may be followed by major stroke in 5 percent of cases within two days, 10 percent within a week, and 15 percent within a month, said professor Graeme Hankey of The University of Western Australia, who wrote an accompanying commentary in the journal.

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