Treatment of Non-vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

For Prevention of Stroke

  • Masaaki Uno
  • Kuniaki Ogasawara

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book describes new concepts and strategies for the clinical application of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke. Although vitamin K antagonists have traditionally been used for the prevention of stroke, there are some problems associated with their use, such as the risk of intracranial hemorrhage, the need for dietary restrictions, and individual variability. Recently, NOACs have been introduced as alternatives to traditional anticoagulants and are becoming an option for treating stroke patients around the globe. However, their use is not without risk.

Each chapter describes the successful use of NOACs for stroke patients and discusses their future impact from various points of view. The book is primarily written for neurosurgeons and neurologists but is also of interest to cardiologists involved in stroke treatment.

Keywords

NOACs Cerebral infarct Intracranial breeding Secondary prevention Intraoperative management

Editors and affiliations

  • Masaaki Uno
    • 1
  • Kuniaki Ogasawara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryIwate Medical UniversityMoriokaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1878-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1877-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1878-7
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