Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented – UoB Research Highlight

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Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with blood thinning drugs, University of Birmingham researchers have found.

Nicola Adderley, Tom Marshall and Krish Nirantharakumar from the Institute of Applied Health Research at UoB analysed GP records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016. Dr Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar said “We hope we will continue to see improvements in stroke prevention within the NHS and more research to investigate the management of atrial fibrillation in UK general practice.”

Read Tom Marshall’s piece for The Conversation:
https://theconversation.com/how-gps-are-preventing-thousands-of-strokes-in-the-uk-99643

Author: Claire

PhD Student, International Public Health

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