Under physiologic conditions, a hemostatic balance is achieved through the effects of natural procoagulant and anticoagulant factors which, in equilibrium with each other, provide hemostasis at the sites of vascular injury. Abnormalities of these hemostasis factors can result in a tendency toward hemorrhagic or thrombotic events. In this review the influence of inherited prothrombotic risk factors-especially the more frequent factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene mutations-on normal and abnormal hemostasis is analyzed from an evolutionary point of view. The effect of inherited bleeding disorders on the development of thrombotic or atherosclerotic processes is also discussed.
|Titolo:||The hemostatic balance revisited through the lessons of mankind evolution|
MANNUCCI, PIER MANNUCCIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Factor V Leiden; Hemorrhagic and thrombotic events; Hemostasis factors|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11739-008-0100-z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|