In patients presenting with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attacks (TIA), von Willebrand factor related parameters, including VWF antigen, activity, FVIII:c and propeptides, ADAMTS13 levels and VWF multimers in cases where ADAMTS 13 was reduced will be measured. Global haemostasis will be assessed using thrombin generation and the relation between increase thrombin generation and VWF explored. Thrombin generation will be performed pre and post filtration for the presence of procoagulant microparticles. These parameters will be investigated acutely, at presentation and in convalescence; in addition, the effect on these parameters of treatment such as thrombolysis may be informative. Correlation between measured parameters and adverse clinical outcome would be used to identify markers of severity and progression of ischaemic stroke and identification of potential novel approaches to therapy that might improve outcome.
- Observation: Cohort
- Perspective: Prospective
- Sampling: Non-Probability Sample
all acute admissions presenting with ? stroke
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Acute ischemic stroke/TIAs are associated with increased levels and activity of VWF and low levels of ADAMTS13 activity.||2 years||No|