Thromboembolic states; Factor V Leiden; Prothrombin mutation 20210A
Definition of Hypercoagulable states
Hypercoagulable state is a condition in which you are more likely to develop . Blood clots can develop in either arteries or veins.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Hypercoagulable states fall into two groups:
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; James R. Mason, MD, Oncologist, Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program and Stem Cell Processing Lab, Scripps Clinic, Torrey Pines, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 10/6/2010