Virchows triad

What is Virchows triad?

Virchow’s triad is a basis for understanding the factors that contribute to thrombosis, including:

  • • A hypercoagulable state, such as caused by malignancy, nephrotic syndrome, or oral contraceptives.
  • • Vascular stasis resulting from shock, heart failure, venous obstruction, extrinsic compression, or other causes.
  • • Vascular injury secondary to various causes, such as trauma, inflammation, surgery, or central lines.

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