Tests of hemostasis and thrombosis

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    Abstract

    Testing of hemostasis is done for three reasons: to screen for coagulation disorders, to diagnose these disorders, and to monitor therapy. Tests of hemostasis and thrombosis are performed on nearly every patient in the hospital. The bleeding history is the strongest predictor of bleeding risk with any procedure. It is essential that this history includes more questions than just õare you a bleeder?ö A good history for bleeding can be obtained in minutes by asking a few specific questions as outlined in Chap. Bleeding due to coagulation defects is unusual, recurrent, and excessive, but rarely spectacular.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHemostasis and Thrombosis, Third Edition
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Pages9-14
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319093123
    ISBN (Print)9783319093116
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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