Antiplatelet treatment for prevention of cerebrovascular events in patients with vascular diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  • Gouya G
  • Arrich J
  • Wolzt M
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The efficacy and safety of different antiplatelet regimes for prevention of stroke in patients at high risk were investigated in a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and Web of Science. Twenty-two studies comprising 173 371 patients were included. RESULTS: In the overall population, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel in comparison to aspirin monotherapy reduced the relative risk of total stroke by 20% (risk ratio [RR], 0.80; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.73-0.88; P

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adenosine -- Analogs and Derivatives
  • Adenosine -- Therapeutic Use
  • Aged
  • Aspirin -- Therapeutic Use
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage -- Epidemiology
  • Cerebral Ischemia, Transient -- Prevention and Con
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders -- Prevention and Contro
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cochrane Library
  • Data Analysis, Statistical
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Heterocyclic Compounds -- Therapeutic Use
  • Human
  • Male
  • Medline
  • Meta Analysis
  • Middle Age
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors -- Adverse Effects
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors -- Therapeutic Use
  • Population
  • Prospective Studies
  • Receptors, Cell Surface -- Drug Effects
  • Stroke -- Prevention and Control
  • Sulfur Compounds -- Therapeutic Use
  • Systematic Review
  • Ticlopidine
  • Ticlopidine -- Adverse Effects
  • Ticlopidine -- Therapeutic Use
  • Vascular Diseases -- Complications
  • Vascular Diseases -- Drug Therapy

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  • Ghazaleh Gouya

  • Jasmin Arrich

  • Michael Wolzt

  • Kurt Huber

  • Freek W A Verheugt

  • Paul Gurbel A

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