Preadmission oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) has been linked with less severe stroke and a better outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, the existing studies have methodological limitations and have, with one exception, not included hemorrhagic strokes. We performed a nationwide historic follow-up study using data from population-based healthcare registries to assess the effect of preadmission OAT on stroke outcomes further.
Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation, 2014, Vol 45, Issue 1, p. 168-75
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anticoagulants; Atrial Fibrillation; Denmark; Educational Status; Emergency Medical Services; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hospitalization; Humans; Length of Stay; Male; Middle Aged; Phenprocoumon; Population; Risk Factors; Stroke; Treatment Outcome; Warfarin