Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy in women.

  title={Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy in women.},
  author={Alison L. Bailey and Dawn C. Scantlebury and Susan S Smyth},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  volume={29 3},
Sex-based differences in the prevalence and presentation of arterial and venous thrombosis exist, and emerging data indicate that men and women do not accrue equal benefit from antithrombotic therapy. Sex hormones alter procoagulant protein expression and the function of blood and vascular cells. Sex-based differences in platelet function have been reported, and in animal models, sex-based differences in thrombosis have been noted. Here we review plausible mechanisms that may explain how sex… CONTINUE READING

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