TITLE

Review: Anticoagulants increase intracerebral bleeding and do not reduce death or disability in acute cardioembolic stroke

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study, conducted by M. Paciaroni and colleagues, which focuses on the effectiveness and safety of anticoagulants as initial treatment in patients with acute cardioembolic stroke. The study was published in an issue of the journal "Stroke." The researchers employed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared anticoagulants with other treatments or placebo in the patients. The found that anticoagulants increase the risk for intracranial bleeding.
ACCESSION #
25913655

 

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