Inherited Thrombophilias in Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Inherited thrombophilias are associated with arterial and venous clots, as well as fetal loss. Risk for thromboembolic events with these conditions is increased significantly in the setting of a personal history or a family history of a venous thrombosis. Inherited thrombophilias are classified as low or high risk for thrombotic events during pregnancy [1].


Thrombophilia Stillbirth DVT Thrombosis Factor V Leiden Antithrombin 


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    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 138: inherited thrombophilias in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122:706–17.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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