Neurologist Professor Bo Norrving has witnessed the transformation of stroke medicine over the course of his career. When he started out as a doctor in Lund, Sweden, there was not much that could be done to prevent or treat stroke. Then Norrving and his team constructed the ground-breaking Swedish Aspirin Low-dose Trial (SALT) which showed a significant reduction in stroke recurrence by using aspirin at very low-dose levels. In this conversation with health journalist Pennie Taylor Professor Norrving, recipient of IAF’s Senior Science Award 2020, recalls the birth of evidence-based medicine and discusses the global impact of the SALT findings.
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