Heparin in acute ischaemic stroke. The T wave is negative and it's time to stop

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Abstract

The use of heparin for acute ischaemic stroke has long been controversial. Although it may have some theoretical benefits in preventing fibrin formation and thrombus propagation, data from 16 randomised controlled trials involving more than 22,000 patients show that heparin produces no significant net benefit in eventual outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-6
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Australia
Volume169
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

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