Michael Streiff

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Hypercoagulable states

Hypercoagulable states What every physician needs to know about hypercoagulable states: In the broadest sense, a hypercoagulable state is any acquired or inherited condition that increases the risk of thromboembolism. It is important to remember that all three elements of Virchow’s triad, hypercoagulability, stasis and vessel wall disease, contribute to the pathogenesis of thromboembolism. The…


Thrombosis/embolism What every physician needs to know: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) refers to venous thrombosis involving the deep (deep venous thrombosis or DVT) or superficial vessels (superficial venous thrombosis or thrombophlebitis) of the upper and lower extremities and central venous vessels (e.g., inferior and superior vena cava) and pulmonary emboli (pulmonary embolism [PE]) that migrate to…

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