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Stroke Update - 2013
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Louis Caplan, MD

Nov. 27, 2013

Stroke Update - 2013

      

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    Diane E. Young, Information Specialist

    dyoung3@bidmc.harvard.edu

        

      Take-Away Points of the Presentation

      1. Aggessive medical management may be as good or better than interventional and surgical procedures in stroke prevention of some atherosclerotic lesions.

      2. Occult atrial fibrillation, aortic atheromas, PFOs, and non-stenosing large artery lesions are common causes of brain ischemia in patients with cryptogenic TIAs and strokes.

      3. Anticoagulants are used to prevent the development of red erythrocyte-fibrin thromboemboli while antiplatelet agents are prescribed in situations in which white platelet-fibrin thrombi develop.

      4. Management of patients with acute brain ischemia involves: 1.) finding out what is wrong with the patient, and 2.) considering what therapies are potentially applicable, and 3.) weighing the risks and benefits of each.

          
         

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