A Study of Blood Coagulation Following an Acute Stroke
A battery of blood coagulation tests were performed on 14 acute stroke patients. Various abnormalities were found, notably elevation of blood fibrinogen, factor VIII, prothrombin, platelet factor 3, and a shortened P.T.T. The significance of these findings is discussed and they are considered to be of no importance since similar changes were noted in the blood of healthy subjects of the same age range.
- © 1971 American Heart Association, Inc.