Hemostatic Balance Index in TIA Patients: Sex-Related Changes

Lippi, Gualtiero; Arnetoli, G.; Accardi, R.; Doni, A.
July 1985
Angiology;Jul1985, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p425
Academic Journal
In order to evaluate the occurrence of hemostatic disorders, 37 patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and 50 control subjects were studied by means of the Hemostatic Balance Index (H.B.I.) derived from Raby's Thrombodynamic Potential Index (T.P.I.) and Fearnley's Whole Blood Diluted Lysis Time (W.B.D.L.T.). Results showed a significant increase in T.P.I, and a tendency to a decrease in fibrinolytic activity in the TIA group: H.B.I, was shown to be significantly increased, thus indicating a pro-thrombotic imbalance in these patients. The occurrence of similar changes in TIA females when compared to male patients marks the importance of plasmatic factors in the mechanism of thromhotic disorders in females with cerebrovascular disease.


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