D-dimer predicts early clinical progression in ischemic stroke: confirmation using routine clinical assays.

@article{Barber2006DdimerPE,
  title={D-dimer predicts early clinical progression in ischemic stroke: confirmation using routine clinical assays.},
  author={Mark G Barber and Peter Langhorne and Ann Rumley and Gordon D. O. Lowe and David Stott},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={1113-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Plasma d-dimer levels, measured using a research laboratory assay, independently predict progressing ischemic stroke. We wished to confirm these findings using commercially available assays and to provide data to allow the design of intervention studies. METHODS We studied 219 consecutive acute ischemic stroke admissions of whom 54 (25%) met criteria for progressing stroke. RESULTS There were strong correlations between d-dimer results as measured by the Biopool AB… CONTINUE READING