Among patients with minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), clopidogrel does not appear to give additional benefit over aspirin in terms of reduced risk for new stroke in patients carrying the CYP2C19 loss-of-function genes, a new study shows.
About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an estimated 68 million—have high blood pressure, which can increases the risk for heart disease & stroke, leading causes of death in the United States. High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, & many people don't realize they have it. It's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure, or to reduce it if it is already high.