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American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: Antiplatelet Drug May Be Better Than Aspirin in Preventing Recurrent Strokes
Date:2/26/2010

-- Cilostazol is used to reduce leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease in the United States.

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol — used in the United States to treat leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease — was more effective and safer than aspirin at  preventing recurrent strokes in a Japanese trial presented as late-breaking science at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010.

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"This study demonstrated for the first time that cilostazol significantly reduces the risk of recurrent ischemic [blood-clot caused] stroke and the incidence of serious cerebral hemorrhage, compared to aspirin," said Yukito Shinohara, M.D., lead author of the study and head of neurology at Tachikawa Hospital in

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