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Suffered a bi-lateral vertebral dissection 10 days ago. The dissections were outside of the cranium..around the c1/c2 vertebrae. I was given iv drip heparin for three days and released. I am taking baby aspirin daily for three months. Does this treatment regiment sound sufficient?
Thank you. I am just looking for other qualified opinions on the anticoagulant vs antiplatelet therapies. My doctor is a stroke specialist at Beth Israel in NYC which is also an academic hospital...hence I was putting faith in her expertise but obviously still question what is best. She told me that recent studies had shown no real benefit to to warfarin vs. aspirin and that warfarin had more possible complications. Therefore she chose aspirin for at least three months until my follow up scans.