Virchow's triad


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Virchow's triad

trio of elements essential to thrombosis; i.e. blood stasis (secondary to immobility, congestive heart failure, vein compressions), alteration to a vein wall (secondary to previous thrombosis, vein inflammation/infection, direct vein wall trauma, varicose veins) and blood hypercoagulability (e.g. antiphospholipid syndrome, hyperhomocysteinaemia, lower-limb surgery/trauma, childbirth, polycythaemia, neoplastic disease, oral contraceptives); thrombosis requires a minimum of two of the three elements

Virchow's triad

three factors leading to thrombosis: stasis, hypercoagulability and intimal change.
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To the Editor: Brotman et al (1) discussed the relation between the original, classical, and "modern" versions of Virchow's triad.
Clot formation is apt to occur in the presence of one or more of Virchow's triad (intimal injury, altered blood flow, and hypercoagulable blood).
Virchow's triad of venous thrombosis includes endothelial injury, venous stasis, and hypercoagulability; any or all of these may be present (2).