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Edited by Andrea Tranquilli

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Thrombophilia(s) is a condition of increased tendency to form blood clots. This condition may be inherited or acquired, and this is why the term is often used in plural. People who have thrombophilia are at greater risk of having thromboembolic complications, such as deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or cardiovascular complications, like stroke or myocardial infarction, nevertheless those complications are rare and it is possible that those individuals will never encounter clotting problems in their whole life. The enhanced blood coagulability is exacerbated under conditions of prolonged immobility, surgical interventions and most of all during pregnancy and puerperium, and the use of estrogen contraception. This is the reason why many obstetricians-gynecologysts became involved in this field aside the hematologists: women are more frequently at risk. The availability of new lab tests for hereditary thrombophilia(s) has opened a new era with reflections on epidemiology, primary healthcare, prevention and prophylaxis, so that thrombophilia is one of the hottest topics in contemporary medicine.

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ThrombophiliaEdited by Andrea Tranquilli

Published: November 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1329

ISBN: 978-953-307-872-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6740-2

Copyright year: 2011

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28133 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Inherited Thrombophilia: Past, Present, and Future Research

By Jorine S. Koenderman and Pieter H. Reitsma


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2. Association of Haemostasis Activation Markers with Thrombophilia and Venous Thromboembolism

By Tjaša Vižintin-Cuderman, Mojca Božič-Mijovski, Aleksandra Antović, Polona Peternel, Matija Kozak and Mojca Stegnar


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3. Geographic and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Thrombophilia

By Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez


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4. Inherited Thrombophilia and the Risk of Vascular Events

By Ivana Novaković, Dragana Cvetković and Nela Maksimović


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5. APC Resistance

By Gerry A.F. Nicolaes


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6. Inherited and Acquired Thrombophilia in Pregnancy

By Feroza Dawood


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7. The Impact of Inherited Thrombophilia on Placental Haemostasis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

By Joanne M. Said


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8. Infertility and Inherited Thrombophilia

By Ricardo Barini, Adriana Goes Soligo, Joyce Annichino-Bizzachi and Egle Couto


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9. Thrombophilia and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

By Gokalp Oner


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10. Pathogenic Mechanisms of Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)

By Marina P. Sikara, Eleftheria P. Grika and Panayiotis G. Vlachoyiannopoulos


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11. Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Antiphospholipid Antibodies Syndrome: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Clinical Management

By Nicoletta Di Simone and Chiara Tersigni


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12. Fetal Thrombophilia

By Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo and Andrea Luigi Tranquilli


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