What is the role of anticoagulation therapy in the treatment of vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Anticoagulation therapy with heparin has been used, but there is no evidence that it has an impact on outcome. Results from a trial using low–molecular weight heparin intravenously in patients with acute stroke, although negative overall, did show a better outcome at 7 days for patients with large vessel disease.


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