Reducing The Risks of Stroke Video

Learn about the study of combining aspirin with the anti-platelet agent Plavix and how it may decrease stroke risks in this medical report.
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[Music Playing] This is Insidermedicine In 60. From Orlando, according to a study presented to the American College of Cardiology combining Aspirin with the Anti-platelet Agent Plavix may decrease stroke risk. In a study of 7,500 people with Atrial Fibrillation, researchers found that those who took one Aspirin and one Plavix everyday had a 30% decrease in the risk of stroke and 11% decrease in the number of cardiovascular incidence. From Italy, according to a study presented to the World Psychiatric Association, adults with chronic sleep problems maybe at higher risk for suicidal behavior. In a study of 5,500 people, researchers found that those who had difficulty falling asleep had 1.9 times the risk of suicidal ideation and 2.2 times the risk of actually planning suicide. This suggests that depression is not the only predictor of suicidal behavior. And finally back to Orlando, according to a study presented to the American College of Cardiology, early use of implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators after a heart attack may not improve survival. After analyzing nearly 900 patients, researchers found that well ICD therapy did reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death. This benefit was offset by an increased risk of non-sudden cardiac death. It is currently recommended that implantation be delayed for 40 days. For Insidermedicine In 60, I am Dr. Susan Sharma. [Music Playing]

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