Learn more about the process of platelet activation and the involved coagulation factors triggering clot formation.
About blood clot formation. Clot formation is the process by which blood forms clots, it's an important part of haemostasis. Coagulation (thrombogenesis) is the process by which blood forms clots.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death worldwide. In the Western world, someone develops a VTE every 16 seconds. Manifestations of the disease are deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
About Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Pathology. The most common form of sustained cardiac arrhythmia is called atrial fibrillation -- a fast, irregular, twitching heartbeat caused by a breakdown in the heart's natural pacemaker.