The circulatory system plays a vital role in the survival of an organism by supplying it with essential nutrients, signaling molecules and eliminating the waste or toxic products from the body. This flow is tightly regulated by various factors, procoagulants support the formation of hemostatic plugs to prevent the leakage or blood loss and anticoagulants prevent the formation of unwanted clots. Disruption or dysregulation of procoagulants and anticoagulants lead to clinical complexities. In this chapter defects in the coagulation system, hereditary, acquired coagulation disorders, their diagnosis and recent clinical modulators of the coagulation system are discussed.
Part of the book: Hematology