Risk of intracranial hemorrhage following treatment with oral anticoagulants is predicted by imaging

Takeaway

  • Microbleeds and white matter hyperintensities indicated by imaging predict intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in older people taking oral anticoagulants following cardioembolic ischemic stroke.

Why this matters

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for cerebral angiopathy markers may be useful in considering the potential harms and benefits of starting oral anticoagulant therapy following cardioembolic ischemic stroke.