Should stroke subtype influence anticoagulation decisions to prevent recurrence in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation?

@article{Evans2001ShouldSS,
  title={Should stroke subtype influence anticoagulation decisions to prevent recurrence in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation?},
  author={Andrew M. Evans and Inigo Perez and Gong-huang Yu and Lalit Kalra},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={2828-32}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Long-term anticoagulation is routinely used for secondary stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, often regardless of stroke subtype. Although the role of warfarin in cardioembolic stroke is established, it may not prevent recurrence in other stroke subtypes, even in the presence of atrial fibrillation. METHODS This was a 2-year, prospective, intervention study conducted in a district general hospital. Participants included 386 acute stroke patients with atrial… CONTINUE READING

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