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IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


Oral anticoagulation in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis-Experience from a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka, South India


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Author Details : Pawan Raj Pulu Ishwara*, B S Raghavendra

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 113-116


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Abstract

Aim: To study clinical features of Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis patients and to assess type of oral anticoagulant, efficacy and Clinical outcome at the end of 3 months.
Materials and Methods: Our study was a retrospective observational study. Patients presenting with clinical and imaging features of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis to Fr Muller Medical College hospital from January 2017 till March 2019 were included in the study. Clinical features and outcome was recorded at discharge and at follow up of 3 months. Type of oral anticoagulant used, any complications of therapy, any recurrence of thrombotic events during follow up were recorded.
Results: Total of 18 patients were studied. Common Presenting features were headache (83.3%), seizures (38.9%), motor weakness (33.3%) and visual disturbances (27.8%). All patients received therapeutic . Nine (50%) patients received , 5(27.8%) received and 4(22.2%) received during follow up. There were no complications during follow up period.
Conclusions: Vitamin K antagonists and Direct oral anticoagulants are equally effective in preventing recurrence of CVST in the short term.

Keywords: Cerebral Venous thrombosis, Anticoagulation, Venous stroke.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijn.2019.016

How to cite : Ishwara P R P, Raghavendra B S, Oral anticoagulation in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis-Experience from a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka, South India. IP Indian J Neurosci 2019;5(3):113-116

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