Thromboembolic disease

Patients with serious underlying condition such as malignancy, recent surgical procedures, or major trauma are predisposed to developing thromboembolic disorders. Immobilization, previous deep venous thrombosis, a primary defect in fibrinolysis (plasminogen deficiency), a hypercoagulable state caused by protein deficiencies and abnormalities (protein C or S deficiency, antithrombin deficiency, factor V mutant), and hyperhomocysteinemia are also associated with an increased risk of developing venous thrombosis.

At this time there is no coagulation test available for confirming the presence of active thrombotic disease. Some tests (e.g. D-dimer) are useful for excluding a thrombotic disorder outside the critical care setting (van B§e.k...§.t§,( 1996).

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