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Persistence, adherence and outcomes with antiplatelet regimens following cerebral infarction in the Tayside Stroke Cohort

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  • Robert W V Flynn
  • Thomas M MacDonald
  • Gordon D Murray
  • Ronald S MacWalter
  • Alexander S F Doney

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-7
Number of pages8
JournalCerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Abstract

Co-prescribed aspirin and dipyridamole are more effective than aspirin alone following cerebral infarction; however, patients may struggle with this more complex regimen. The objectives of this study were: (1) to describe postdischarge prescribing of antiplatelet regimens, (2) to measure patient persistence with different antiplatelet regimens, and (3) to measure whether persistence impacts on outcomes.

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