Q. What is the chance of getting stroke while on medications?

Answered by
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Jul 05, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jul 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

My mom had a stroke two years ago related to AFib. They put her on Eliquis, maximum dose. Last week she had another stroke, and they believe it is heart-related. They are still puzzled though and have added a baby Aspirin a day on top of the Eliquis. Has anyone heard of a recurrent stroke while on this medication? I am not 100 % confident in their decision. Kindly help.

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Hello,

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Recurrent strokes are very common. As your mom have atrial fibrillation, she must be on regular anticoagulants for prevention of stroke. But as now she has developed new stroke while taking anticoagulants, Its right decision to add ecosprin for further prevention of stroke. Must check your mom's compliance of medicines (if she was taking it regularly or intermittently skipping medicines). Also she should be evaluated for other risk factors of stroke.


Investigations to be done:

CT angio neck and brain vessels, 2D Echo or transesophageal echo and serum homocysteine.

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