Why would you treat a carotid dissection with Heparin? Also, what is the probability of death with a carotid dissection? Thanks for any help.
Apr 8, '05
Heparin will inhibit thrombogenesis since one of the problems with dissection is an embolus traveling to the brain and causing a stroke.
"Intracranial internal carotid artery dissection is associated with a 75% mortality rate."