Which conditions are patients with hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability at higher risk of developing?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Patients with acquired hypercoagulable states or hereditary thrombophilia are more likely to develop clots, venous thrombosis, and arterial thrombosis, than healthy individuals. Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.


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