Chapter 5. Thrombophilia

  1. Thom W. Rooke MD1,
  2. Timothy M. Sullivan MD2 and
  3. Michael R. Jaff DO3
  1. John A. Heit MD

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch5

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

How to Cite

Heit, J. A. (2007) Thrombophilia, in Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions (eds T. W. Rooke, T. M. Sullivan and M. R. Jaff), Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota

  2. 2

    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  3. 3

    Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158275

Online ISBN: 9780470692356



  • thrombophilia;
  • immunity pathways;
  • clinical manifestations;
  • thrombosis;
  • medical management


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indications for Thrombophilia Testing: Why Should I Test for Thrombophilia?

  • Diagnostic Thrombophilia Testing: Who Should Be Tested?

  • Diagnostic Thrombophilia Testing: For What Should I Test?

  • Timing of Diagnostic Thrombophilia Testing: When Should I Test?

  • Diagnostic Thrombophilia Testing: How Should I Manage Patients With Thrombophilia?

  • Questions

  • Suggested Readings