When Might You Use Heparin in the NeuroICU for a Stroke Patient?

December 2, 2020

Moderator:William A. Knight IV, MD, FACEP, FNCS
Other Participants: Kyle B. Walsh, MD, MS

Heparin in stroke remains controversial. Understanding the history and data and essential to mastering stroke care.

Dr. Kyle Walsh, an Emergency Medicine trained Neurointensivist, researcher and stroke physician shares his expertise with Dr. Bill Knight as they discuss heparin in stroke care. Not all heparin is bad,  but its use has been deemphasized over the years.  What are the data and how do they inform the use of heparin in acute stroke? Moreover, is heparin in acute ischemic stroke really dead?

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