What medications are used to prevent stroke?

What medications are used to prevent stroke?

Raul Guisado, MD
Neurology
There are a number of medicines used to prevent stroke, including anti-platelets, anticoagulants and statins. Neurologist Raul Guisado, MD, of Regional Medical Center of San Jose, explains how these medicines are used to prevent stroke. 

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