hypercoagulability


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hypercoagulability

 [hi″per-ko-ag″u-lah-bil´ĭ-te]
abnormally increased coagulability of the blood.

hy·per·co·ag·u·la·bil·i·ty

(hī'pĕr-kō-ag'yū-lă-bil'i-tē),
Abnormally increased coagulability.

hypercoagulability

1. Disseminated intravascular coagulation, see there.
2. Hypercoagulable state, see there.
References in periodicals archive ?
Alternative tests such as thromboelastography (TEG), thrombin generation test (TGT), and clotting factor assays should be explored to predict bleeding and hypercoagulability in liver disease.
(2000): Evidence of hypercoagulability in dogs with parvoviral enteritis.
Other primary or secondary risk factors for hypercoagulability were not present.
(35) There is also evidence of ultrastructural changes in thrombocytes with procoagulant microvesicles being released from apoptotic platelets, resulting in dynamic hypercoagulability as exposed on TEG examination.
Hypercoagulability is thought to be the result of a series of events leading to thrombus formation in the veins of persons with lower extremity paralysis (Myllenen et al 1987, Rossi et al 1980).
The endothelium, which is normally anticoagulant and antithrombotic in the resting state, changes to a procoagulant surface, and the balance of the hemostatic system shifts towards hypercoagulability. (7,8)
The potential benefits of regional techniques include control of hemodynamic responses to surgery with improved cardiovascular performance, (13,14) minimization of hormonal responses to surgery (especially hypercoagulability), (15,16) increased lower extremity blood flow, (17,18) and better pain control with minimization of postoperative sedation.
A sustained and/or poorly-managed SSR has the potential to cause adverse consequences in the perioperative period, including pain, cardiac ischemia and hemodynamic instability, renal decompensation, pulmonary decompensation, increased catabolism, impaired immunity, and hypercoagulability syndromes (Lubenow, Ivankovich, & McCarthy, 2001).
Several studies suggest that the mechanism by which sleep-disordered breathing increases stroke risk is by "leading to or worsening hypertension and heart disease and possibly by causing reductions in cerebral blood flow, altered cerebral autoregulation, impaired endothelial function, accelerated atherogenesis, hypercoagulability, inflammation, and paradoxical embolism in patients with patent foramen ovale," the guideline states.
Additionally, she had the associated risk factors of hypercoagulability and volume overload (related to inability to undergo dialysis secondary to access thrombosis).
The court perceived the real issue to be whether a patient's increased risk of DVT associated with this type of injury, combined with the patient's family history of hypercoagulability, triggered a duty to screen for DVT?
Normal pregnancy is a state of increased likelihood of blood clotting, hypercoagulability, and there is an increased potential for the formation of PTEs.