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Platelet adhesiveness in patients with cerebral vascular disease

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      Abstract

      In a previous publication it was shown that the level of platelet adhesiveness in a group of patients with focal cerebral vascular disease was higher than in a group of control subjects. In the present study selected clinical factors in the patients were analysed in terms of platelet adhesiveness values.
      The level of platelet adhesiveness bore no relationship to the clinical category (single stroke, multiple strokes, transient vascular insufficiency), morbidity, the presence of ischaemic heart disease, the level of initial diastolic blood pressure, the age at onset of cerebral vascular disease, the duration of symptoms and the time between the last stroke and the estimation of platelet adhesiveness. In patients who also had symptoms of peripheral vascular disease, the mean platelet adhesiveness was higher than in the remaining patients.

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