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Thrombophilia

Factor V Leiden Thrombophilia
Pathophysiology
Most Common Genetic Clotting Disorder in Caucasians
Genetic Point Mutation
Glutamine Replaces Arginine
Mutant Factor V
Resistant to Degradation by Activated Protein C
Symptoms
Hypercoagulability
Recurrent DVT (Increased Risk of Thromboembolism)
Considerations
Avoid Oral Contraceptives
Caution During Pregnancy
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Clotting Overview
Characteristics
Endothelial Cells are Damaged
Platelets Respond to Exposed Collagen and Stick
Platelets Release Recruiting Factors
More Platelets are Attracted
Soluble Fibrinogen Turns to Insoluble Fibrin
Fibrin Seals the Clot
Clot Dissolves
Liver Produces Clotting Factors
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Pathophysiology
Bleeding state
Activation of clotting factors
Deficiency of clotting factors
Causes
Sepsis
Trauma
Obstetric complications
Acute Pancreatitis
Malignancy
Nephrotic Syndrome
Transfusion
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Coagulation Cascade
Secondary Hemostasis
Intrinsic Pathway
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
Heparin
Extrinsic Pathway
Prothrombin Time (PT)
Warfarin
Common Pathway
Thrombin
Convert Fibrinogen to Fibrin
Stabilizes the Platelet Plug
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Protein C or S Deficiency
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Dominant
Inability to Inactivate Factor Va and VIIIa
Symptoms
Hypercoagulable State
Recurrent DVTs or DVTs at Young Age
Treatment
Begin Heparin
Slowly Bridge to Warfarin
Hemorrhagic Skin Necrosis
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