Differences between anterior and posterior circulation stroke in TOAST.

  title={Differences between anterior and posterior circulation stroke in TOAST.},
  author={Richard Benjamin Libman and Thomas G Kwiatkowski and Michael D Hansen and William Clarke and Robert Francis Woolson and Harold P. Adams},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={11 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Clinicians have tended to view anterior circulation (AC) and posterior circulation (PC) strokes as separate entities, with different underlying pathogenesis, natural histories, and potential responsiveness to interventions such as anticoagulation. We sought to explore differences between AC and PC stroke in the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST). METHODS For patients enrolled in TOAST, prospective clinical information was collected including outcome at… CONTINUE READING


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