1997 issue 4


Volume 13, issue 4


Migotanie przedsionków, antykoagulacja a udar mózgu

Tadeusz Mendel1, Anna Członkowska1
1. II Klinika Neurologiczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 4, 38-47
Keywords: atrial fibrillation, cerebral embolism, stroke


Embolism to the brain can be arterial or cardiac origin. They are cause of 20% of ischemic stroke. They occurs mostly in patients with atrial fibrillation. We present the methodology and data of major study collaborative in prevention or stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Meta-analysis revealed a 60-70% reduction of risk for stroke in patients treated with warfarin, as compared with placebo.