Hypercoagulable states

Alternative Names

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:

Review

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

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