Journal Article

Haemostasis and thrombosis: an overview

H. Rasche

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 3, issue suppl_Q, pages Q3-Q7
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1520-765X(01)90034-3
Haemostasis and thrombosis: an overview

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The present review provides a review of haemostasis and thrombosis. It describes the basic mechanisms of the blood's coagulable states, as well as their associated bleeding and thromboembolic disorders. Endothelial cells present a nonthrombogenic surface. In contrast, after contact of blood with a synthetic surface (e.g. mechanical heart valves) local thrombus formation and embolism can occur. Anticoagulant therapy is required to prevent these complications in patients with artificial implants.

Keywords: Haemostasis; thrombosis; bleeding disorders; thrombophilia

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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