Patience is the key to initiating anticoagulation after AF-related stroke

Patience, patience and more patience are the keys to initiating anticoagulation after an atrial fibrillation (AF)-related ischaemic stroke. Neurologist Associate Professor John Worthington, director of stroke services at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, said anticoagulants were not recommended in the first few days post-stroke because of the risk of haemorrhage or haemorrhagic transformation. Speaking ...

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