Platelet activation following cerebral angiography

Acta Neurol Scand. 1980 Apr;61(4):240-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1980.tb01488.x.


Following cerebral angiography, the level of beta thromboglobulin rose in five of seven patients (P = less than 0.05). This would indicate that there had been generalised platelet activation. In view of the morbidity of cerebral angiography it is proposed that a trial of prophylactic anti-thrombotic therapy be instituted.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Beta-Globulins / analysis*
  • Cerebral Angiography / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet Aggregation*
  • beta-Thromboglobulin / analysis*


  • Beta-Globulins
  • beta-Thromboglobulin