Which factors increase the risk of acquired hypercoagulability during pregnancy?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Thrombosis during pregnancy can be due to increased procoagulant factors, impaired fibrinolysis, venous stasis, and endothelial cell injury. [4] The risk of thrombosis is increased in patients on hormone replacement therapy. However, whether this risk is due to increased procoagulants or the presence of an underlying thrombophilia is not clear. [5]


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