McDevitt, Ellen
January 1964
Angiology;Jan1964, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The use of anticoagulants in cerebral vascular disease imposes a grave responsibility on the physician, laboratory and, to a lesser degree, the patient. However, when safeguards outlined above are rigidly observed and the pitfalls are avoided, the administration of these drugs becomes more feasible and has been demonstrated to reduce mortality in all but completed strokes, and to reduce secondary thromboembolism in all types of thrombotic strokes. This is a worthwhile goal, and it behooves any of us who plan to take advantage of this therapy to be conscientious in learning the techniques of administering these drugs.


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