Table 1

Clot composition between groups

CardioembolicLarge artery atherosclerosisOtherESUSDissectionHypercoagualable stateP value across groups
Number of cases662267713012623
Percentage of clot components
Mean (SD) RBC42 (22)46 (23)45 (23)41 (24)50 (24)26 (21)0.0004
Mean (SD) WBC4 (2)4 (2)3 (2)4 (2)4 (3)3 (3)0.223
Mean (SD) fibrin27 (16)26 (15)25 (15)25 (14)27 (16)36 (17)0.01
Mean (SD) platelets27 (18)24 (18)26 (22)29 (21)18 (13)35 (27)0.002
Dominant clot component
RBC N (%)252 (38)117 (44)30 (42)117 (39)11 (44)3 (13)0.08
Fibrin N (%)73 (11)22 (8)5 (7)22 (7)3 (12)4 (17)0.28
Platelets N (%)79 (12)26 (10)9 (13)49 (16)0 (0)6 (26)0.02
  • ESUS, embolic stroke of undetermined source; RBC, red blood cells; WBC, white blood cells.