Antithrombotic drugs and risk of hemorrhagic stroke in the general population

Neurology: 7/10/13

Objective: To investigate the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and use of antiplatelets and warfarin using data from The Health Improvement Network.

Methods: A total of 1,797 incident cases of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and 1,340 of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were ascertained. Density-based sampling was used to select 10,000 controls free from hemorrhagic stroke. Risk of hemorrhagic stroke was evaluated in current users and nonusers of antiplatelets and warfarin. Unconditional logistic regression models were used to adjust for age, sex, calendar year, alcohol, body mass index, hypertension, and health services utilization. Read More