The patients suffered from an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation. Complications from this are preventable with detection and treatment by blood-thinning drugs called anti-coagulants. Doctors knew these patients might be at risk of a stroke, but they were unable to prescribe suitable medicines and unwilling to prescribe the only alternative.
"Our hands are tied. Potential stroke victims - and there are tens of thousands of them - are being denied best treatment," said...
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