When are long-term anticoagulation indicated for the prevention of recurrent posterior cerebral artery (PCA) strokes?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Erek K Helseth, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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As previously mentioned, long-term anticoagulation to prevent recurrent strokes is indicated in several settings, including the following:

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Selected cases with significant global or regional cardiac hypokinesis (ejection fraction < 35%)

  • Patent foramen ovale with documented hypercoagulable condition

  • Arterial hypercoagulable state

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