Stroke patterns of internal carotid artery dissection in 40 patients.

@article{Lucas1998StrokePO,
  title={Stroke patterns of internal carotid artery dissection in 40 patients.},
  author={Cees Lucas and Thierry Moulin and Dominique Deplanque and Laurent Tatu and Didier Chavot},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2646-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) is a frequent cause of ischemic stroke in young patients. Whether cerebral ischemia is of embolic or hemodynamic origin remains to be determined. Heparin is often administered in ICAD; however, a drug trial can hardly be conducted because of the low recurrence rate after the acute stage. Therefore, the best therapeutic approach should be determined on the basis of the presumed mechanism of cerebral ischemia. One way to approach… CONTINUE READING

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