Thrombophilia as a Risk Factor for Thrombosis


venous thrombosis
arterial thrombosis
anticoagulant therapy

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Henyk, S., Symchych, A., & Voloshyn, M. (2020). Thrombophilia as a Risk Factor for Thrombosis. Galician Medical Journal, 27(1), E202015.


The review article presents a contemporary view on the most common causes of hereditary and acquired thrombophilias and their role in the development of venous and arterial thromboses. The examination of patients in accordance with modern requirements consists in determining the causes and risk factors for blood clot formation, as well as implementing secondary prevention of recurrent thrombosis. Analysis of genetic and acquired hemostatic disorders allows us to identify a group of patients who require long-term anticoagulant therapy and mandatory anticoagulant prophylaxis in cases involving a high risk of thromboembolic complications.


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