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Research Article

Deep venous thrombosis of the legs after strokes. Part I--incidence and predisposing factors.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: (Published 15 May 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:1178
  1. C Warlow,
  2. D Ogston,
  3. 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.