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J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Nov;45:330-331. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.08.016. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

Variation in prophylactic anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism among acute stroke patients.

Author information

1
Department of Neurology, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, South Korea. Electronic address: jaychoi@jejunu.ac.kr.
2
Department of Neurology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, South Korea.
3
Department of Neurology, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, South Korea.
4
Department of Neurology, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University, Seoul, South Korea.
5
Department of Neurology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
6
Department of Neurology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Goyang, South Korea.
7
Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
8
Department of Neurology, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea.
9
Department of Neurology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, South Korea.
10
Department of Neurology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, South Korea.
11
Department of Neurology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea.
12
Department of Neurology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, South Korea.

Abstract

Asians were known to have relatively lower incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) compared with Caucasians. We aimed to evaluate rates of prophylactic anticoagulation among Korean acute stroke patients who are at high-risk for developing DVT. Of 1295 patients with acute ischemic stroke who were at high-risk for developing DVT, anticoagulation was used in only 21 patients (1.6%; 95% Confidence Interval, 0.9-2.3) during admission. The use of anticoagulation did not differ in relation to age, stroke severity, leg motor weakness, or functional outcomes at discharge. Prophylactic anticoagulation was rarely used in Korean stroke patients who were at high-risk for developing DVT.

KEYWORDS:

Anticoagulants; Asia; Deep vein thrombosis; Prophylaxis; Stroke; Venous thromboembolism

PMID:
28890031
DOI:
10.1016/j.jocn.2017.08.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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