Blood thinners and brain bleeds

Asch-Goodkin, Judith; Kaplan, Deborah
March 2007
Patient Care;Mar2007, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the strong statistical correlation found by researchers in Cincinnati, Ohio, between the increased use of warfarin and the rising incidence of brain bleeds. The author said that anticoagulant therapy prevents ischemic stroke and thrombotic events, but it is associated with cerebral hemorrhage. The researchers defined anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) as an ICH in patients receiving warfarin or heparin.


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