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Stroke

12 August 2010

Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

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"Providers should spend more time teaching stroke patients and caregivers when new risk factors are diagnosed and new medications are prescribed, such as blood pressure or cholesterol medications prior to discharge, while keeping the regimen as streamlined as possible," said lead researcher Dr. Cheryl D. Bushnell, an associate professor of neurology and associate director of the Women's Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

 

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