Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes too

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The findings could revolutionize stroke treatment and could also offer a less expensive option in mid- and lower-income countries.


(Bill Graveland/ Global News) — Andre Lavoie knew almost immediately that he was suffering a stroke.

The 60-year-old from Calgary was helping his wife put away groceries in 2015 when he dropped a can onto the floor.

“I bent to pick it up with my left arm and… nothing. I could not pick it up,” Lavoie said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

“I said ‘Oh My God. I’m having a stroke.’ Luckily it did not affect my judgment and I went to my wife and said ‘call 911.”’ (…)

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