Use of antithrombotic medications among elderly ischemic stroke patients.

@article{Lichtman2011UseOA,
  title={Use of antithrombotic medications among elderly ischemic stroke patients.},
  author={Judith H. Lichtman and Lisa Naert and Norrina Allen and Emi Watanabe and Sara R Jones and Lisa C Barry and Dawn M. Bravata and Larry B. Goldstein},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={30-8}
}
BACKGROUND The use of antithrombotic medications after ischemic stroke is recommended for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and secondary stroke prevention. We assessed the rate of receipt of these therapies among eligible ischemic stroke patients age ≥65 years and determined the effects of age and other patient characteristics on treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS The analysis included Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged with ischemic stroke (ICD 433.x1, 434.x1, 436) randomly… CONTINUE READING