Coumarin Users at Higher Risk For Cerebral Microbleeds

MedicalResearch.com: Interview Invitation
S. Akoudad, MD Msc PhD candidate
Dep. Epidemiology, Radiology, Neurology
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam , the Netherlands

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr.  Vernooij: We found that compared to never users, coumarin users had a higher prevalence of deep or infratentorial microbleeds and probably also a higher incidence of any microbleeds. A higher maximum international normalized ratio (INR) was associated with deep or infratentorial microbleeds, and among coumarin users, a greater variability in INR was associated with a higher prevalence of microbleeds.

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