Head Trauma Victims on Blood Thinners Need Repeat CT

20 janvier 2012 | par Louis Fiset

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
January 19, 2012
 
 
MedPage Today Action Points 
The study found minor head injury in warfarin users may require more than a single, initial CT scan to check for brain bleed.
Point out that the minimum management should be a repeat CT scan after 24 hours of observation, which would catch most delayed hemorrhages.

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

MedPage Today Action Points 

The study found minor head injury in warfarin users may require more than a single, initial CT scan to check for brain bleed.

Point out that the minimum management should be a repeat CT scan after 24 hours of observation, which would catch most delayed hemorrhages.

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