More patients will get aspirin plus a SHORT course of clopidogrel immediately after a minor ischemic stroke or TIA

More patients will get aspirin plus a SHORT course of clopidogrel immediately after a minor ischemic stroke or TIA.

These patients usually get aspirin...but adding clopidogrel for 3 weeks seems to improve outcomes. The combo prevents one stroke for every 29 patients compared to aspirin alone.

Canadian guidelines already endorse using this combo for a minor ischemic stroke...if the patient's bleeding risk isn't high.

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