Warfarin linked to larger intracerebral hematoma volume

October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p35
The article discusses research being done on the link between the blood thinning drug warfarin and larger initial intracerebral hemorrhage. It references a study published in a 2008 issue of "Neurology." The researchers stratified the international normalized ratio (INR) and found in a univariable analysis that there was a trend associated with hematoma volume and INR. Location of the intracerebral hemorrhage and shorter time from stroke onset to brain scan were also predictors of increased hematoma size, according to the study.


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