Which patients should be evaluated for hypercoagulable states during the workup for vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Patients who are younger than 45 years or who have no evidence of atherosclerosis should be investigated for the presence of hypercoagulable states, such as the following:

  • Lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies

  • Protein C, protein S, and antithrombin III deficiencies

  • Factor V Leiden mutation


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