Andrea Tranquilli

Marche Polytechnic University Italy

Professor Andrea Luigi Tranquilli graduated Medicine with honors at Catholic University of Rome, in 1979. He was Board certified as a Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics with honors at Catholic University of Rome in 1983. From 1983 to 1998 he was the Assistant at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinique of Ancona. In 1998 he was appointed Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Polytechnics. Since 2005 he works as a Professor at the Gynecology and Obstetrics University Politecnica Marche. Currently he chairs the Department of Clinical Sciences at the same University. Prof. Tranquilli is a member of many scientific societies, among others, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Italianan Association for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Association of Gynecological Universities of Italy. He is the Elected President (2012-14) of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, and Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal “Pregnancy Hypertension”. He is also a reviewer of main Journals in the field and a member of several Editorial Boards. His main scientific interest has always been focused on maternal and fetal medicine. In recent years he has been developing a line of research on maternal and fetal aspects of thrombophilia.

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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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