Novel Factor Xa Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cerebral Venous and Sinus Thrombosis

STROKEAHA: June 24, 2014

Background and Purpose—Thrombosis of cerebral veins and sinus (cerebral venous thrombosis) is a rare stroke pathogenesis. Pharmaceutical treatment is restricted to heparin and oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs).

Methods—Between January 2012 and December 2013, we recorded data from our patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. The modified Rankin scale was used to assess clinical severity; excellent outcome was defined as modified Rankin scale 0 to 1. Recanalization was assessed on follow-up MR angiography. Patients were then divided into 2 treatment groups: phenprocoumon (VKA) and a novel factor Xa inhibitor. Clinical and radiological baseline data, outcome, recanalization status, and complications were retrospectively compared. Read More

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