Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke: report of the Joint Stroke Guideline Development Committee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association).

@article{Coull2002AnticoagulantsAA,
  title={Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke: report of the Joint Stroke Guideline Development Committee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association (a division of the American Heart Association).},
  author={Bruce M. Coull and Linda S. Williams and Larry B. Goldstein and James F Meschia and D. Heitzman and Seemant Chaturvedi and Karen C. Johnston and Sid Starkman and Lewis Morgenstern and Janet Lee Wilterdink and S. R. Levine and Jeffrey L. Saver},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={13-22}
}
Stroke remains a common and costly problem worldwide, but substantial advances have been made in recent decades in understanding stroke mechanisms, risk factors, and therapies. Because thrombosis plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke, drugs that interfere with hemostasis and clot formation such as anticoagulants and platelet antiaggregants commonly are used in the management of cerebrovascular disease. Considerable evidence supports the use of certain antithrombotic… CONTINUE READING
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