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Stroke
Four classes of medicines we have evaluated are used to treat people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA). It is not uncommon for a person who has had a stroke to be prescribed two or more types of drugs.

Clicking on the name of the following drug classes will take you to the page for that report:

  • Antiplatelets – used to treat people with heart disease, angina, heart attack, and stroke, and people at elevated risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Beta–blockers – used to treat people with high blood pressure, angina, coronary artery blockages, abnormal heart rhythms, and heart failure. Also used to treat people who have had a heart attack.
  • ACE Inhibitors – used to treat people with high blood pressure, heart failure (also called congestive heart failure), diabetes, or people who have had a heart attack or stroke.