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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What matters is that it was not part of either Virchow's triad between 1856 and 1947.
The intricately interwoven components of Virchow's triad present in varying degrees, with thrombus predisposition compounded by associated risk factors.
Virchow's triad consists of venostasis, hypercoagulability, and injury or inflammation of the vessel wails.
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).