What is thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia (also known as hypercoagulability) is a predisposition to develop blood clots. It is also referred to as hypercoagulation state or hypercoagulability. You can either inherit or acquire your thrombophilia during your lifetime.

You can acquire or develop a thrombophilia from abnormalities of the blood, such as too many red blood cells (polycythemia), or too many platelets (thrombocytosis or thrombocythemia), placement of a mechanical heart valve, the development of abnormal proteins or antibodies, or diseases of the kidney or liver, or HIV infection. You can read more information about specific thrombophilias through the links below:

Antiphospholipid Syndrome Resources

Antithrombin Deficiency Resources

Factor V Leiden Resources

Homocysteine and MTHFR Mutation Resources

Inherited Thrombophilias Comparison Chart

May-Thurner Syndrome Resources

Protein S Deficiency & Protein C Deficiency Resources

Prothrombin G20210A (Factor II Mutation) Resources

January 2014