In the article by Brott et al, “2011 ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/ASNR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and the American Stroke Association, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Society for Vascular Medicine, and Society for Vascular Surgery,” which published ahead of print on January 31, 2011, and appeared in the August 2011, issue of the journal (Stroke. 2011;42:e420–e463), several corrections were needed.
1. On page e420, in the footnotes, seventh paragraph, the second sentence is incorrect. The sentence read “A copy of the document is also available at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier_3003999 by selecting either the “topic list” link or the “chronological list” link (No. KB-0189).” It should read: “A copy of the document is available at http://my.americanheart.org/statements by selecting either the “By Topic” link or the “By Publication Date” link (No. KB-0191).” The links in the eighth and ninth paragraphs have also been updated.
2. On page e436, the footnote to Table 3, last paragraph, read “Reprinted with permission from Sacco et al.4” It should read “Modified with permission from Sacco et al.4”
3. On page e431, in the left column, “Section 18. Recommendations for Management of Patients With Cervical Artery Dissection,” the Class IIa Recommendation 1 read:
1. For patients with symptomatic cervical artery dissection, anticoagulation with intravenous heparin (dose adjusted to prolong the partial thromboplastin time to 1.5 to 2.0 times the control value) followed by warfarin (dose-adjusted to achieve a target INR of 2.5 [range 2.0 to 3.0]), low-molecular-weight heparin (in the dose recommended for treatment of venous thromboembolism with the selected agent) followed by warfarin (dose-adjusted to achieve a target INR of 2.5 [range 2.0 to 3.0]), or oral anticoagulation without antecedent heparin can be beneficial for 3 to 6 months, followed by antiplatelet therapy with aspirin (81 to 325 mg daily) or clopidogrel (75 mg daily). (Level of Evidence: C)
It should read:
1. Antithrombotic treatment with either an anticoagulant (heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, or warfarin*) or a platelet inhibitor (aspirin, clopidogrel, or the combination of extended-release dipyridamole plus aspirin*) for at least 3 to 6 months is reasonable for patients with extracranial carotid or vertebral arterial dissection associated with ischemic stroke or TIA.72a–72d (Level of Evidence: B)
*Drugs are not listed in order of preference.
4. On page e450, in the References, the following were added:
72a. Metso TM, Metso AJ, Helenius J, et al. Prognosis and safety of anticoagulation in intracranial artery dissections in adults. Stroke. 2007;38:1837–42.
72b. Engelter ST, Brandt T, Debette S, et al, for the Cervical Artery Dissection in Ischemic Stroke Patients (CADISP) Study Group. Antiplatelets versus anticoagulation in cervical artery dissection. Stroke. 2007;38:2605–11.
72c. Menon R, Kerry S, Norris JW, Markus HS. Treatment of cervical artery dissection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008;79:1122–7.
72d. Georgiadis D, Arnold M, von Buedingen HC, et al. Aspirin vs anticoagulation in carotid artery dissection: a study of 298 patients. Neurology. 2009;72:1810–5.
These corrections have been made to the current online version of the article, which is available at http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/8/e420.
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