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Stroke status can be assessed by an innovative test.

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Why is it important?

Stroke is caused by the imbalance between thrombus forming and removing activities. A new blood test, Glotal Thrombosis Test, enabled to assess both activities using non-anticoagulated blood (native blood). This test demonstrated that prothrombotic state is high at the event of stroke but return to normal by medication.


Thrombotic status of individuals can be assessed by Global Thrombotic Test (GTT). As selection of antithrombotic diet and effect of exercise have been published, stroke can be prevented in future.

Junichiro Yamamoto

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This page is a summary of: Platelet Function and Spontaneous Thrombolytic Activity of Patients with Cerebral Infarction Assessed by the Global Thrombosis Test, Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, January 2009, Karger Publishers,
DOI: 10.1159/000315494.
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