Potential new stroke treatment using already existing drugs

Lacunar strokes affect at least 35,000 people in the UK each year

People who experience a type of stroke linked with nearly half of all dementias could be treated for the first time by repurposing two widely available drugs.

Researchers at The University of Edinburgh found that certain drugs isosorbide mononitrate and cilostazol, which are already used to treat other heart and circulatory diseases, can safely improve the symptoms experienced after this type of stroke.