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What are inherited conditions that can lead to formation of blood clots (DVT) and venous thromboembolism - Buffalo
Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Inherited conditions can lead to a genetic predisposition to develop venous thrombotic events (deep vein clots):




Factor V Leiden mutation (most common)

Activated protein C mutation

Antithrombin mutations

Protein C mutations

Protein S mutations

Elevated Factor VIII levels

Prothrombin mutations




These conditions are frequently the cause of clot formation in young individuals (< 45 years) and may contribute to deep vein clots at any age. To learn more about these conditions, or if you have developed a deep vein clot at an early age - or have had recurrent deep vein clots (more than 1), consult your doctor to get evaluated for these inherited conditions using a simple blood test.


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