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Date:12/4/2009

lated that 81 percent were using antithrombotic agents.

The study authors also found that men, older individuals and non-Hispanic individuals were more likely to be taking antithrombotic agents.

Overall, the authors concluded that while the level of use of antithrombotic agents appeared high, further research should investigate whether the remaining 20 percent of stroke survivors had indications for antithrombotic therapy that outweighed any contraindications, and, if so, why they were not taking these medications particularly younger, female and Hispanic patients.


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