Factor V Leiden mutation does not account for central venous catheter-related thrombosis.

Indwelling central venous access devices are frequently associated with catheter-related thrombosis. The factor V Leiden gene mutation decreases the sensitivity of factor V to the anticoagulant activity of activated protein C, and has been shown to be the most common inherited defect associated with a hypercoagulable state. In this study, we sought to… (More)