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Virchow's Triad

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    By Adam Karalus, Physician Assitant Student at Daemen College

    What is Virchow's triad ? 

    1. Venous stasis:  immobility, congestive heart failure

    2. Endothelial injury:  post surgery and trauma

    3. Hypercoagulability:  use of oral contraceptives, use of chemopreventive medications for breast cancer, cancer diagnosis. thrombophilic disorder