Cerebral ischemia was recorded in 1,9% of 1277 patients with myocardial infarction. In most cases ischemia involved the carotid artery system, usually causing a hemiparesis or hemiplegia. Patients were mostly elderly, and the ischemic episode worsened their prognosis. The pathogenesis was surely often of embolic origin but several facts suggest that other mechanisms were also involved. Anticoagulant therapy, at least in the form in which it was used in these patients, i.e. subcutaneous administration of calcium heparin 5000 I.U. b.i.d. for thrombophlebitis prophylaxis, does not seem to prevent these complications. © 1987 Masson Italia Editori.
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION / M., Puletti; Morocutti, Cristoforo; M., Tronca; Fattapposta, Francesco; C., Borgia; Curione, Mario; E., Cusmano. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0392-0461. - STAMPA. - 8:3(1987), pp. 245-248. [10.1007/bf02337481]