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How can taking aspirin daily reduce my risk for a second ischemic stroke?

If you've had an ischemic stroke, taking a daily low-dose aspirin can lower your risk of a second one. Aspirin inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together, an initial step in blood clotting. As a result, it lowers the risk of an ischemic stroke, which is usually caused by a blood clot obstructing a vessel supplying the brain.

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