Wednesday, June 18, 2008

All about stroke resources

An often-updated Web resource for stroke survivors, caregivers, loved ones and families: All About Stroke.

One good, educational article is about blood thinner medication - which clot-type stroke survivors often take - and the side effects. It covers aspirin, Aggrenox, warfarin, Plavix, heparin and enoxaparin, a particular form of heparin.

With the exception of enoxaparin (as far as I know), I've used them all and glad they're available to help with stroke prevention. The article does a good job of going quickly through the primary side effects to watch out for. Click on the drug names (or the photo of the pills) for additional links.

You can also sign up for an e-mail newsletter about stroke-related news from the site.

(Image from National Library of Medicine)

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