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Definition / general
- Associated with increases in thrombin generation, fibrinolytic activation, platelet activation, increased antiphospholipid antibodies, decreased levels of circulating anticoagulants and contact factors
- Also increased circulating levels of tissue factor and endothelial cells expressing a tissue factor phenotype
- Have hypercoagulable state based on thermoelastographic profiles (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2005;129:760)