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Is there a role for anticoagulant therapy in stroke?
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In brief: Yes
Patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a stroke should be on anticoagulant therapy.
Which anti-coagulant is more often an insurance company decision than a physician preferance. In patients with highgrade intracranial stenosis, the choice is often between anticoagulation and aspirin/plavix. The decision is based upon the amount of flow, history of stroke, medical history and other factors.

In brief: Yes
Patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a stroke should be on anticoagulant therapy.
Which anti-coagulant is more often an insurance company decision than a physician preferance. In patients with highgrade intracranial stenosis, the choice is often between anticoagulation and aspirin/plavix. The decision is based upon the amount of flow, history of stroke, medical history and other factors.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Absolutely!!!
If you have blood clots emanating from arteries externally to the brain which travel from the point of origin in another location, you have an embolism by definition.
The treatment of choice for embolic stroke is anticoagulation, which is to be distinguished from antiplatelet drugs, which are indicated for most other strokes.

In brief: Absolutely!!!
If you have blood clots emanating from arteries externally to the brain which travel from the point of origin in another location, you have an embolism by definition.
The treatment of choice for embolic stroke is anticoagulation, which is to be distinguished from antiplatelet drugs, which are indicated for most other strokes.
Dr. Edward Smith
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