What is the role of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies in the treatment of basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Anticoagulation with heparin or low–molecular-weight heparinoids has been used, but no evidence shows that this has an impact on outcome. The role of antiplatelets, such as clopidogrel and the combination of aspirin and dipyridamole, in the treatment of acute basilar artery occlusion is not known.


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