by George Kaponides, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, University of Nicosia Medical School.
Introduction by Theodoros Kyriakides, Professor of Neurology, UNIC Medical School.
Stroke is a common medical emergency that often needs treatment with anticoagulation, especially if the cause is atrial fibrillation. Introducing treatment is not a simple matter. There is always a risk for hemorrhagic complications following the stroke. Furthermore, patients who have suffered hemorrhagic stroke may still need to return to treatment with anticoagulants. The decision of when and how to reintroduce this medication is discussed.