Thrombosis Information - *General
Antiphospholipid antibodies can cause both, arterial and venous blood clots.
Located in the UK
Directory of links to thrombosis-related sites
The ISTH is a non-profit organization with over 2,800 members from more than 70 countries.
How to avoid Economy Class Syndrome (blood clots resulting from lengthy plane trips).
"Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada (T.I.G.C) is dedicated to furthering education and research in the prevention and treatment of thrombosis "
A National Leader in Coagulation and Flow Cytometry/ Special Hematology
Circulation; 2002:106 e138-e140. (c) American Heart Association, Inc.
Diagram and Explanation of blood factors, proteins and drug effects
Last Updated: 2/15/2004
Hematology 2001 © 2001 The American Society of Hematology Discusses the waxing & waning of aPL, etc.
D-dimer is a blood test performed in the medical laboratory to diagnose thrombosis. Since its introduction in the 1990s, it has become an important test performed in patients suspected of thrombotic disorders. While a negative result practically rules out thrombosis, a positive result can indicate thrombosis but also has other potential causes. Its main use, therefore, is to exclude thromboembolic disease where the probability is low.
Hematology 2002 © 2002 The American Society of Hematology
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
Thrombophilia is the potential to develop dangerous blood clotting in the veins or arteries. Several types of conditions have been identified which may lead to dangerous clots. These conditions may be present at birth (congenital or inherited) or may occur as a result of another condition (acquired). Information provided by the UMHS Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program, February 2003
An abnormal blood clot inside a blood vessel is called thrombosis. Thrombosis has been described as coagulation occurring in the wrong place or at the wrong time. The end result of thrombosis is an obstruction of the blood flow. Since the leading cause of death in the Western world is the formation of an abnormal blood clot inside a blood vessel, it is important for healthy people to take steps to prevent thrombosis. For those with risk factors for developing thrombosis, aggressive actions must be taken to protect against stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, pulmonary embolus, etc. As noted above, thrombi are clots that form in a blood vessel or in the wrong place: in an artery, a vein, or in
Professional and Patient Advice, updates on current research/lectures
© 2006 National Hemophilia Foundation
When you cut or injure yourself, your body stops the bleeding by forming a blood clot. Proteins and particles in your blood, called platelets, stick together to form the blood clot. The process of forming a clot is called coagulation. Normal coagulation is important during an injury, as it helps stop a cut from bleeding and starts the healing process. However, the blood shouldn't clot when it's just moving through the body. If blood tends to clot too much, it is called hypercoagulation or a hypercoagulable state (also called thromboembolic state or thrombophilia).
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