Why is my Patient Bleeding? A Snapshot of Hemostasis

To view source article and take the Quiz- click on image above ūüôā Editor’s Note: Having just finished a case where we used Angiomax as our heparin substitute, I felt that the anticoagulation pathway, is truly a complex animal, and deserves a closer review. We have all revisted¬†this pathway intensively¬†throughout our careers, and of course, […]

Coagulation Issues: Fibrinolysis & HIT: Helpful Graphics

Fibrinolysis Fibrinolysis is the dissolution of the clot formation process involving the plasma protein plasminogen.¬† This system of enzymes dissolves blood clots by the lysis of fibrin.¬† Fibrinolysis plays a role as well in other biological processes such as tissue repair, macrophage activation and function, ovulation, and embryo implantation.¬† Fibrinolysis is mediated by plasmin and […]