COMPARISON OF ANTI-PLATELETS VERSUS ANTI-COAGULANTS IN PATIENTS WITH CRYPTOGENIC STROKE IN PREVENTION OF RECURRENT STROKE AND TIA

Anti-Platelets Versus Anti-Coagulants

  • Muhammad Ali Yousaf Combined Military Hospital Quetta Pakistan
  • Zill-E- Humayun Mirza *Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital Karachi Pakistan
  • Fawad Ahmad *Pakistan Naval Ship Hafeez Islamabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Javad Yousaf Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hussain Combined Military Hospital Quetta Pakistan
Keywords: Anti-coagulants, Anti-platelets, Cryptogenic stroke

Abstract

Objective: To compare the efficacy of anti-platelets and anti-coagulants in patients with cryptogenic stroke in prevention of recurrent stroke and TIA.
Study Design: Cross-sectional comparative study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital Quetta, from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017.
Material and Materials: Total of 30 patients with cryptogenic stroke fulfilling the inclusion/exclusion criteria were included in study, 22 were males and 08 females. They were divided into two groups with 15 patients in each. Group A was treated with anti-platelets and group B with anti-coagulants.1.5 tesla MRI was used to assess the results of the two therapies.
Results: About 46.67% (n=7) in group A and 6.67% (n=1) in group B had repeated ischemic stroke (p-vlaue=0.01). 40% (n=6) in group A and 13.33% (n=2) in group B had TIA like episodes at one year (p-vlaue=0.02).
Conclusion: Anti-coagulants were more effective in secondary stroke prevention in cryptogenic stroke as compared to anti-platelets at one year, provided no contraindications were present to either.

 

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Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
Yousaf, M., Mirza, Z.-E.-, Ahmad, F., Yousaf, M., & Hussain, M. (2018). COMPARISON OF ANTI-PLATELETS VERSUS ANTI-COAGULANTS IN PATIENTS WITH CRYPTOGENIC STROKE IN PREVENTION OF RECURRENT STROKE AND TIA. PAFMJ, 68(4), 784-787. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/76
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