Coagulopathies and Ischemic Stroke

S. M. Koleilat, Bruce M Coull

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Abstract

In ischemic stroke coagulopathies are characterized by a condition in which blood is too quick to clot. Such coagulation abnormalities may be genetic or acquired. Coagulation abnormalities are identified as the cause of ischemic stroke in less than 1% of unselected series. Accordingly, in the vast majority of patients with ischemic stroke an extensive evaluation to identify a coagulopathy is not warranted. In few specific setting, testing for a coagulopathy may provide diagnostic evidence for an otherwise unexplained stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrimer on Cerebrovascular Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages587-590
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780128030585
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2017

Keywords

  • Antithrombin
  • Coagulation abnormalities
  • Fibrinolytic abnormalities
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Protein C
  • Protein S

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Koleilat, S. M., & Coull, B. M. (2017). Coagulopathies and Ischemic Stroke. In Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases: Second Edition (pp. 587-590). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803058-5.00115-6