Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Hypercoagulable states and cerebrovascular disease
Genetic and acquired hypercoagulable states, such as factor V Leiden deficiency and antiphospholipid syndrome, are associated with cerebrovascular events, including cerebral venous thrombosis and ischemic stroke. The clinical manifestations of thrombophilic patients can be due to either venous thrombosis or (rarely) arterial thrombosis. The most common presentation of venous thrombosis is deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity with or without pulmonary embolism.
Aug. 27, 2021