Thrombotic risk factors: Basic pathophysiology

@article{Martinelli2010ThromboticRF,
  title={Thrombotic risk factors: Basic pathophysiology},
  author={Ida Martinelli and Paolo Bucciarelli and Pier Mannuccio Mannucci},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={S3-S9}
}
Although venous thrombosis has been traditionally associated with stasis and hypercoagulability, arterial thrombosis is mainly associated with heightened platelet reactivity and damage to the vessel wall. Accordingly, classic risk factors for venous and arterial thrombosis are usually considered distinct. Those for the former include cancer, surgery, pregnancy, and estrogens use, whereas risk factors of arterial thrombosis include smoking, hypertension, diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and… 

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