Blood Clotting Disorders
Blood clotting disorders refer to conditions where the body's blood clotting system is impaired, leading to abnormal bleeding or clotting. Recent research in this field has focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms of these conditions, improving diagnosis and treatment, and developing new therapies. COVID-19 is a viral infection that has been associated with blood clotting disorders. Recent research has shown that COVID-19 can cause abnormal clotting in the lungs, leading to a condition called pulmonary embolism, and may also increase the risk of stroke in some patients. Understanding the mechanisms of these clotting disorders and developing effective treatments is an important area of research.
Anticoagulants are drugs that prevent blood clots from forming or getting larger. Recent research has focused on developing new anticoagulants that are more effective and have fewer side effects than existing drugs, such as warfarin. These new drugs, such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, have shown promise in preventing blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation and other conditions. Genetic testing can help identify inherited clotting disorders, such as factor V Leiden thrombophilia and protein C deficiency. Recent research has shown that genetic testing can be used to identify individuals who are at increased risk of developing blood clots and help guide their treatment.
Thrombophilia is a genetic condition that increases the risk of blood clots. Recent research has focused on developing new therapies for thrombophilia, such as gene therapy and monoclonal antibodies that target specific clotting factors. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, are conditions where the blood does not clot properly, leading to excessive bleeding. Recent research has focused on developing new therapies for these conditions, such as gene therapy and factor replacement therapy, which can help improve quality of life for patients.
- Bleeding Disorders
- Platelet Disorders
- Vascular Medicine
- Interventional Hematology