Susana Penado

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Bleeding into the retroperitoneal space is a serious complication of anticoagulation. The incidence may be on the rise due to the increasing number of patients prescribed anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation and other disorders. The clinical manifestations vary from leg paresis to abdominal pain or a catastrophic shock. Thus, an adequate index of(More)
BACKGROUND Although atrial fibrillation is a well-known risk factor for ischemic stroke, the extent to which it increases the risk of stroke recurrence, particularly in elderly patients, is less certain. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 915 patients aged 50 to 94 years who were admitted with an ischemic stroke. The rates of recurrent(More)
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