Thrombophilia screening in young patients with cryptogenic stroke. Prevalence of gene polymorphisms compared to healthy blood donors and impact on secondary stroke prevention.

UNLABELLED The clinical relevance of thrombophilia screening in stroke patients is still a matter of debate, and descriptions of larger patterns of genetic variability are rare. We assessed the frequency of hereditary hypercoagulability in young patients with cryptogenic stroke (n = 44) and in healthy blood donors (n = 282) without prior cardiovascular… (More)