hypercoagulability


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hypercoagulability

[‚hī·pər·kō‚ag·yə·lə′bil·əd·ē]
(medicine)
Coagulation of blood more rapidly than normal.
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Effect of estrogens on postpartum hypercoagulability and antithrombin III activity.
As genetic testing becomes standard practice for the diagnosis of many "medical" diseases, such as hypercoagulability or cardiovascular disease, who will provide adequate counseling to patients and their family members?
The triad of stasis, vessel injury, and hypercoagulability formulated by Virchow remain the foundation for our understanding of the pathophysiology of DVT in general and for IVCT in particular.
increased concentration of fibrinogen as well as increased concentrations of FVIII, which could explain a shift of the hemostatic balance to hypercoagulability and thrombophilia as a cause of an increased activity of the procoagulant system.
This decreased Prothrombin time may be because of change in haemostatic balance in the direction of Hypercoagulability in which increase concentration of all clotting factors except XI, XIII.
8) Hypercoagulability in cirrhosis is multifactorial with increased factor VIII: C levels along with a reduction in albumin and protein C levels often tilting the balance.
15-17) In contrast, hypercoagulability can result from platelet hyperactivity or disorders of coagulation regulatory factors.
The increased risk of thromboembolic events in malignancy is well documented in literature and has many causes including chemotherapy, surgical intervention, immobilization and malignancy induced hypercoagulability.