Plasma d-dimer predicts poor outcome after acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

OBJECTIVE To investigate if systemic d-dimer activation occurs after acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and to study its influence on clinical outcome. METHODS The authors determined plasma baseline d-dimer in 98 consecutive acute (<24 hours) ICH patients. Glasgow Coma Scale and NIH Stroke Scale scores were recorded to assess neurologic status on… CONTINUE READING