Hemorrhage Risk and Anticoagulation: Implications of Brain Microbleeds

March 21, 2018

5 key facts about the association between cerebral microbleeds and risk of future intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with afib who take oral anticoagulants after ischemic stroke.

 

Dr. Wilner discusses 5 key facts about the association between cerebral microbleeds and risk of future intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with afib who take oral anticoagulants after ischemic stroke.

Dr Wilner is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a staff physician at Regional One Health in Memphis, TN. Dr. Wilner's latest book, Bullets and Brains, is a collection of over 100 essays that focus on the intersection of neurology and society. Twitter: @drwilner.

Further reading:

Charidimou A, Karayiannis C, Song TJ, et al. Brain microbleeds, anticoagulation, and hemorrhage risk: Meta-analysis in stroke patients with AF. Neurology. 2017 Dec 5;89:2317-2326.