Coagulation-fibrinolysis system in poststroke patients receiving antiplatelet medication.

  title={Coagulation-fibrinolysis system in poststroke patients receiving antiplatelet medication.},
  author={Hideo Tohgi and Hiroki Takahashi and Kazuhiro Chiba and Kouichi Tamura},
  volume={24 6},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We studied the activities of the coagulation-fibrinolysis system in the chronic stage of poststroke patients and the effect of antiplatelet medication on the system. METHODS We determined fibrinogen, antithrombin III, thrombin-antithrombin III complex, tissue plasminogen activator antigen, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, plasmin-alpha 2 plasmin inhibitor complex, and D-dimer in plasma from 153 poststroke patients in the chronic phase (ie, 33 patients not receiving… CONTINUE READING