Lancet Neurol 2021 05 23;20(5):341-350. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Neurology and Stroke Centre, University Hospital Basel and University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, University Hospital for Geriatric Medicine Felix Platter, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Background: Cervical artery dissection is a major cause of stroke in young people (aged <50 years). Historically, clinicians have preferred using oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists for patients with cervical artery dissection, although some current guidelines-based on available evidence from mostly observational studies-suggest using aspirin. If proven to be non-inferior to vitamin K antagonists, aspirin might be preferable, due to its ease of use and lower cost. Read More