Improving patient selection for coagulopathy testing in the setting of acute ischemic stroke.


Journal Article

To improve patient selection for specialized coagulation testing in the setting of ischemic stroke, the authors sought to identify factors associated with the presence of hypercoagulable states. Of 208 patients with ischemic stroke tested, undetermined stroke subtype was significantly associated with the presence of coagulopathy, but only 60% were treated with warfarin. The frequency of coagulopathy in selected patients with ischemic stroke (5%) is low, and establishing the diagnosis did not uniformly influence treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bushnell, CD; Siddiqi, Z; Goldstein, LB

Published Date

  • October 9, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1333 - 1335

PubMed ID

  • 11591863

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11591863

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.57.7.1333


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States