Review: Anticoagulants are not more effective than antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke

Kronzon, Itzhak; Tunick, Paul A.
July 2003
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Highlights an analysis on anticoagulants versus antiplatelet agents for acute ischemic stroke. Comparison of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents with antiplatelet agents alone; Value of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in treatment of ischemic stroke; Clinical trials which met the inclusion criteria.


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