A 67-year-old woman presents with sudden onset of right-sided hemiparesis and facial droop. She takes aspirin daily. The noncontrast head CT shows a hemorrhagic stroke. Would a platelet transfusion be of benefit?
Antiplatelet therapy prior to a hemorrhagic stroke raises the risk of death by 27 percent, and more than 25 percent of patients with intracerebral hemorrhages (ICHs) were taking antiplatelet therapy.1