Bleeding complications associated with warfarin treatment in ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Seet2013BleedingCA,
  title={Bleeding complications associated with warfarin treatment in ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={Raymond Chee-Seong Seet and Alejandro A Rabinstein and Teresa J Hengy Christianson and George W Petty and Robert J Brown},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={561-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bleeding events are the major obstacle to the widespread use of warfarin for secondary stroke prevention. Previous studies have not examined the use of risk stratification scores to estimate lifetime bleeding risk associated with warfarin treatment in a population-based setting. The purpose of this study is to determine the lifetime risk of bleeding events in ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing warfarin treatment in a population-based cohort and to… CONTINUE READING

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