Antithrombotic drug use, cerebral microbleeds, and intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review of published and unpublished studies.

@article{Lovelock2010AntithromboticDU,
  title={Antithrombotic drug use, cerebral microbleeds, and intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review of published and unpublished studies.},
  author={Caroline E. Lovelock and Charlotte Cordonnier and Hiromitsu Naka and Rustam Al-Shahi Salman and Cathie L. M. Sudlow and Takatoshi Sorimachi and David J Werring and Simone M. Gregoire and Toshio Imaizumi and Seung-Hoon Lee and Dennis Briley and Peter M. Rothwell},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1222-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral microbleeds (MB) are potential risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), but it is unclear if they are a contraindication to using antithrombotic drugs. Insights could be gained by pooling data on MB frequency stratified by antithrombotic use in cohorts with ICH and ischemic stroke (IS)/transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS We performed a systematic review of published and unpublished data from cohorts with stroke or TIA to compare the presence of MB… CONTINUE READING
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