What is the pathogenesis of hypercoagulability?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Hypercoagulability can result from the release of procoagulants from tumor cells or the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulants). Insufficient inactivation of procoagulants due to impaired regulatory antithrombotic pathways can result in hypercoagulability. The presence of factor V Leiden or a mutant prothrombin can cause hypercoagulability.


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