London: Thousands of stroke patients could cut the risk of severe repeat attacks by popping a clot-busting pill and an aspirin every day.More than a third of stroke survivors suffer another one within five years - and second strokes are more likely to be disabling or fatal.But, according to a study, the risk could be cut by a third if patients take the combined drugs, the Daily Express reported.About 150,000 people have a stroke caused by a blood clot or bleeding in the brain in Britain every year - one every five minutes. It is the leading cause of severe adult disability.The risk of recurrence was cut dramatically for victims of a mini-stroke - transient ischemic attack (TIA) - by adding the drug Plavix to aspirin, according to the study findings presented to an international conference of the American Stroke Association in Honolulu.
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