Embolic Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Microbleeds: Is There a Role for Anticoagulation?

@article{Diener2016EmbolicSA,
  title={Embolic Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Microbleeds: Is There a Role for Anticoagulation?},
  author={Hans-Christoph Diener and Magdy Selim and Carlos Molina and Steven M Greenberg},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          904-7
        }
}
A 73-year-old man presents with an ischemic stroke. Work-up reveals paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows a small cortical infarct and 8 incidental cortical microbleeds. Should the patient be started on oral anticoagulation or aspirin? if oral anticoagulation, which agent (warfarin, dabigatran, apixaban, others)? ### Hans-Christoph Diener Patients with AF have a high risk of ischemic stroke, which can be dramatically reduced by oral anticoagulation… CONTINUE READING
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