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NGC - (1) Guidelines for prevention of stroke in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. (2) Update to the AHA/ASA recommendations for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack. (2008)
Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke. A Guideline From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council: Cosponsored by the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Interdisciplinary Working Group; Cardiovascular Nursing Council; Clinical Cardiology Council; Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Council; and the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group (Stroke 2006)
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