Cervical arterial dissection: time for a therapeutic trial?

  title={Cervical arterial dissection: time for a therapeutic trial?},
  author={V. Beletsky and Zurab Nadareishvili and John W Lynch and Ashfaq Shuaib and Andrew R Woolfenden and John W. Norris},
  volume={34 12},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cervical arterial dissection is a major cause of stroke in young adults, yet despite standard treatment with anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs, its management remains uncertain. The goal of this study was to assess the natural history of the disorder and to decide on the feasibility of a therapeutic trial. METHODS Collaborating members of the Canadian Stroke Consortium prospectively enrolled consecutively referred patients with angiographically proven acute vertebral… CONTINUE READING
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