Prothrombotic State in Patients With a Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus of Unknown Origin and Cerebrovascular Events Clinical Sciences
Background and Purpose— We hypothesized that formation of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi of unknown origin is associated with altered fibrin clot properties and blood hypercoagulability. Methods— In a case–control study, we investigated 32 patients with a history of LAA thrombus after successful anticoagulant treatment versus 32 control subjects matched for age, sex, and diabetes mellitus. All subjects had previous ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or migraine associated with patent foramen ovale. Patients with documented atrial fibrillation were excluded. We determined plasma fibrin clot permeability, fibrinolytic efficiency, thrombin generation, platelet and endothelial markers. Stroke or transient ischemic attack were assessed during a median follow-up of 74 (range 19–98) months. Results— Compared with controls, patients with LAA thrombus more frequently were smokers (43.8% versus 18.8%) and had 20% prolonged clot lysis time, lower plasminogen (–14%), and higher plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (+17%), thrombin–antithrombin complexes (+17%), CD40 ligand (+30%), P-selectin (+29%), and von Willebrand factor (+30%, all P
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We would like to thank Dr Paraskevas for his comments on our report, “Asymptomatic carotid stenosis is associated with mobility and cognitive dysfunction and heightens falls in older adults.”1 These results extend our earlier findings of cognitive decline observed in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis that we found were associated with attendant altered blood f low and cerebral hypoperfusion.2 We agree that although intensive medical management in these patients reduces the risk for atheroembolic stroke, it might not necessarily target the mechanisms that contribute to declines in mobility and cognitive function.
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