losartan (Cozaar) to prevent stroke

You'll see some physicians using losartan (Cozaar) to prevent stroke.

It's approved in the U.S. to prevent stroke in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.

Left ventricular hypertrophy is a common complication of hypertension. The left ventricle enlarges because it has to pump against the high pressure.

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