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ISCHEMIC STROKE
Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel supplying the brain is obstructed.
Consider stroke in any patient presenting with sudden focal neurological deficit or any alteration in level of consciousness.
Rapid evaluation is essential for sure of time-sensitive treatments.
Determine if patient's symptoms are due to stroke and exclude stroke mimics (eg migraine, hypertensive encephalopathy, hypoglycemia, seizures or post-ictal paresis); identify other conditions requiring immediate intervention and determine the potential causes of stroke.
Drug Information

Indication: 60 mg: Co-administered w/ acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for prevention of atherothrombotic events in adult patien...

Indication: DVT & pulmonary embolism (PE). Prevention of stroke & systemic embolism in adult patients w/ non-valvu...

Indication: 75-mg & 110-mg cap: Primary prevention of venous thromboembolic events in adult patients who have undergon...

Indication: Thrombolytic treatment in acute MI (AMI): 90-min (accelerated) dose regimen for patients in whom treatment can...

Cardin
aspirin + glycine

Indication: Transient ischaemic attacks, secondary prevention of MI. Prophylaxis against stroke, vascular occlusion & ...

Indication: Transient ischaemic attacks, secondary prevention of MI. Platelet aggregation inhibitor for prophylaxis agains...

Indication: AMI. Prevention of heart attack in certain high-risk patients; prevention of CVA after transient ischaemic att...

Indication: Adult patients suffering from MI (few days until <35 days), ischaemic stroke (7 days until <6 mth) or es...

Indication: Prevention of atherothrombotic events in MI (from a few days until <35 days), ischaemic stroke (7 days unti...

Indication: Prevention of artherothrombotic events eg, recent MI, stroke, established peripheral arterial disease; acute c...

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