Double Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients
Selected patients with acute ischemic stroke can benefit from a course of double antiplatelet therapy for the purpose of stroke prevention. This course details the disease mechanism by which this therapy works and review the inclusion and exclusion patient selection criteria as well as the different treatment modalities available.
Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists and other interested healthcare providers.
- Summarize the pathophysiology behind double antiplatelet therapy for acute ischemic stroke.
- Identify patients with acute ischemic stroke who would benefit from double antiplatelet therapy.
- Describe the available options for double antiplatelet therapy in acute ischemic stroke.
- Implement double antiplatelet therapy for selected acute ischemic stroke patients for secondary stroke prevention.
Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., FAHA
Stroke Program – Miami Neuroscience Institute
Comprehensive Stroke Center – Baptist Hospital of Miami
Associate Professor of Neurology
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., speaker and conference director for this educational activity, is member of the speakers’ bureau for AstraZeneca and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
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