Deep venous thrombosis of the legs after strokes. Part I--incidence and predisposing factors.Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6019.1178 (Published 15 May 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:1178
- C Warlow,
- D Ogston,
- A S Douglas
Forty out of 76 patients (53%) who had suffered a cerebrovascular accident developed deep venous thrombosis of the paralysed leg, as detected with the 125I-fibrinogen technique. A further five also had thrombosis in the non-paralysed leg. A study of many predisposing risk factors provided no help either in elucidating the cause of venous thromboembolism or in identifying patients at risk of DVT as a complication of cerebrovascular accidents.