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BrainWaves #93 Aspirin vs. Plavix: The showdown

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Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: Jan 18, 2018

When it comes to stroke, treatment is dependent on the stroke mechanism. But most patients wind up on aspirin anyway. Or Plavix (clopidogrel). And sometimes both. The question this week is, Why? I hope you're hungry for some fruit because we're comparing a bunch of apples to oranges in this episode of the BrainWaves podcast.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by William Ross Chernoff's Nomads, Steve Combs, Rui, Little Glass Men, and Peter Rudenko. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for routine clinical decision-making. Even if this episode is all about choosing aspirin or clopidogrel when you're treating stroke patients. Always talk with your doctor, and if you are a doctor, you should rely on institutional policies and your own clinical judgment when treating patients.


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