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Informing Practice: Anticoagulation Strategies after Cardioembolic Stroke

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP, BC

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: May 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 5 - p 64A
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000351512.85251.27
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According to this study:

  • Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin appears to be safe shortly after cardioembolic stroke.
  • Heparin and enoxaparin bridging may lead to serious intracranial and systemic bleeding.
  • Results must be interpreted with caution due to study limitations.
© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.