Atheroma of the aortic arch: the missing link in the secondary prevention of stroke?
MR Macleod, GA Donnan
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy | Published : 2003
Atheroma of the aortic arch is an important risk factor for stroke and for recurrent stroke. Optimal management is not known but these patients should probably receive more powerful antiplatelet treatment than aspirin alone. Whether combination treatment with aspirin plus clopidogrel is more effective than warfarin alone is the subject of the ongoing ARCH study.