In the past ten years, there has been an explosion of knowledge in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. During this time, there has been a great deal of interest both for the clinician and the investigator in finding blood tests that can be used to predict thrombosis in high-risk patients or to confirm or exclude the diagnosis of thrombosis when it is clinically suspected. In addition, attempts have been made to find tests that can be applied in the investigation of the role of thromboembolism in the genesis and the complications of ischaemic heart disease, peripheral and cerebrovascular disease and in the vascular complications of diabetes.
KeywordsDeep Vein Thrombosis Ischaemic Heart Disease Fibrinolytic Activity Arterial Thrombosis Arterial Thromboembolism
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