Blood Clots

Physical inactivity increases risk of thrombosis

Women with poor physical fitness display significantly higher platelet activation than women with average to very good fitness. That is the major finding of a study of 62 young women, conducted by the research groups of Ivo ...

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Patients may benefit from 'cool' research

Research led by Western neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Lownie looks to offer fellow doctors precious time when saving a life – perhaps doubling or tripling treatment time for patients who suffered an aneurysm or stroke.

Apr 29, 2016
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A thrombus (Greek θρόμβος), or blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. It is achieved via the aggregation of platelets that form a platelet plug, and the activation of the humoral coagulation system (i.e. clotting factors). A thrombus is normal in cases of injury, but pathologic in instances of thrombosis.

Mural thrombi are thrombi adherent to the vessel wall. They are not occlusive and affect large vessels, such as heart and aorta. Grossly they appear grey-red with alternating light and dark lines (lines of Zahn) which represent bands of fibrin (darker) with entrapped white blood cells and red blood cells (lighter).

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