What is the role of stroke anticoagulation and prevention in patients with thrombophilia?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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In patients with cerebral ischemia of unknown origin who are younger than 40 years, a search for hereditary thrombophilia is generally recommended. Oral anticoagulation after cerebral ischemia is usually recommended for patients with the following disorders:

  • Antithrombin III deficiency

  • Protein C deficiency

  • Protein S deficiency

  • Activated protein C resistance

  • Plasminogen deficiency/inhibition

  • Dysfibrinogenemia


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