Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent

(American Heart Association) Adding cilostazol, an antiplatelet medication for leg pain, to other drugs tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years.This is the first trial to show potential effectiveness of medical management for prevention of in-stent restenosis after carotid artery stenting.
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Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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