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How do anticoagulants help someone with an ischemic stroke?

Aspirin and other anticoagulants are common forms of treatment for ischemic strokes. Anticoagulants thin the blood and prevent it from clotting, which can help to increase blood flow in the brain following an ischemic stroke.

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