What is the pathophysiology of hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability in non-O blood type?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Non-O blood type is associated with an approximately two-fold increase in risk for venous thrombembolism. An inherited thrombophilic condition in association with non-O blood type further increases risk. A weaker, less well documented, association exists between non-O blood type and arterial thrombosis. [9]


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