Heparin therapy for stroke: hemorrhagic complications and risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage.

@article{RamirezLassepas1984HeparinTF,
  title={Heparin therapy for stroke: hemorrhagic complications and risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage.},
  author={Manuel Ramirez-Lassepas and M R Qui{\~n}ones},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1984},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={114-7}
}
Hemorrhages occurred in 16 (3.1%) of 510 patients treated with continuous intravenous heparin for acute cerebral infarction (269), reversible ischemic neurologic deficit (81), or transient ischemic attack (160). Three patients (0.6%) had intracerebral hematomas. Risk factors included abnormal CT within 24 hours of onset of symptoms (3.2%), severe neurologic deficit (2.8%), two acute infarcts by CT (2.1%), known source of embolus (1.3%), and final diagnosis of cerebral infarction (1.1%). The… CONTINUE READING
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