Anticoagulants for the Treatment of Transient Ischemic Attacks

  • Fletcher H. McDowell


Anticoagulants as a treatment for Transient Ischemic Attacks were originally suggested over 30 years ago. After 30 years of study and many clinical reports covering their use plus several specifically conducted studies to evaluate their effectiveness, there is no unanimity of opinion now whether or not they are a useful treatment for the prevention of recurrent transient ischemic attacks and whether they reduce the possibility of stroke in the future (6, 11, 23, 47).


Cerebral Infarction Transient Ischemic Attack Anticoagulant Therapy Basilar Artery Hemorrhagic Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fletcher H. McDowell
    • 1
  1. 1.The Burke Rehabilitation CenterWhite PlainsUSA

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