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Revised guidelines available for primary prevention of stroke


Evidence-based advice for clinicians on primary prevention of stroke is available in revised guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council. Pharmacists can apply recommendations on use of aspirin and analyses of risk factors such as hypertension, lipids, and diabetes in referring patients for medical care and supporting physicians’ recommendations about use of aspirin and other nonprescription therapies such as nicotine-replacement products.