Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have permanent effects and the risk of having another stroke is high, especially in the first few months afterwards.

But there may be a way to help reduce that risk further, by adding a clot-prevention drug called clopidogrel to the usual regimen of aspirin.

A new study of almost 5,000 adults in 10 countries, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided strong evidence that people who had a a TIA, transient ischemic attack, or minor stroke could reduce their risk of heart attack, major stroke or death within …read more