What are the most common risk factors for acquired hypercoagulability and thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

The most common acquired risk factors for hypercoagulability and thrombosis are as follows [1] :

  • Advanced age
  • Immobilization
  • Inflammation
  • Pregnancy
  • Oral contraceptive use
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Cancer (especially adenocarcinoma)
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia and other hemolytic anemias

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