Rischio vascolare e disabilità: La prevenzione dell'ictus ischemico nell'anziano

Translated title of the contribution: Vascular risk and disability: Ischemic stroke prevention in the elderly

G. Di Minno, A. Tufano, M. G. Longo, M. N D Di Minno, L. Cascavilla, A. Pilotto

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Abstract

Primary prevention: Intensive correction of major cardiovascolar risk factors is recommended for atherothrombotic stroke in the elderly; in presence of atrial fibrillation warfarin is recomended when other risk conditions coexist; in their absence, aspirin is appropriate. When thromboembolic and bleeding risk conditions co-exist; the use of warfarin and/or aspirin should be evaluated individually. Prevention of recurrence: Antiplatelet agents prevent recurrence in elderly patients without cardiac rhythm abnormalities; when the latter are present, warfarin is the drug of choice.

Translated title of the contributionVascular risk and disability: Ischemic stroke prevention in the elderly
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume52
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Di Minno, G., Tufano, A., Longo, M. G., Di Minno, M. N. D., Cascavilla, L., & Pilotto, A. (2004). Rischio vascolare e disabilità: La prevenzione dell'ictus ischemico nell'anziano. Giornale di Gerontologia, 52(SUPPL. 1), 34-38.