Category: Vascular Neurology

Aspirin vs. Plavix

As a resident physician on an inpatient stroke service, I remember feeling clueless when it came to deciding on Aspirin or Plavix (generic: Clopidogrel). I remember saying things like, “I want to start the...

Juice ’em!

In 1995 (boy, I was 8 years old then), 3 multi-center randomized clinical trials (2 published studies) demonstrated that intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA), when given within the first 3 hours of stroke...

Stroke and sickle cell anemia

Here are the facts: 1 in 10 children with sickle cell anemia have a stroke before college. Almost 1 in 4 children with sickle cell anemia have “silent strokes” before college. Approximately 100,000 Americans...