Background: Normal pregnancy has been associated with alteration of the haemostatic system which has been linked to increased risk of thromboembolism. The study determined the haemostatic parameters in pregnant women in Kano, North-West Nigeria. Materials and Methods: One hundred and fifty pregnant women, aged 17-40 years and 100 age-matched non-pregnant women were enrolled for the study between August 2010 and October 2011 in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. Blood samples collected were analysed for prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time with kaolin (PTTK) using Diagen reagents and platelet count using manual method while factors VII and VIII activities were determined according to manufacturers’ instructions of TECO kits and Cormay KG coagulometer.
Citation: Imoru M, Buseri FI (2015) Altered Haemostatic Values During Pregnancy in Northâ€“West Nigeria: Do Maternal Age and Parity Play Any Role?. J Hematol Thrombo Dis 3:188. doi: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000188