Hemostasis is the mechanism that leads to cessation of bleeding from a blood vessel. It is a process that involves multiple interlinked steps. It begins with trauma to the lining of the blood vessel and culminates in the formation of a “plug” that closes up the damaged site, controlling the bleeding.
Understanding the principles of hemostasis is critical to both the inpatient and the outpatient physician, as well as both the surgical and the nonsurgical physician specialists. Disorders of bleeding are extremely common, and identifying the particular etiology of a patient’s bleeding disorder is paramount to its correction.
Understanding the principles of hemostasis have allowed us to develop life-saving medications that either augment or inhibit various points of the thrombotic cascade. A thorough understanding the mechanisms of these agents has even allowed for the development and use of reversal agents targeting these specific medications. Hemostasis is important to the practice of every clinician, and a basic understanding of these pathways is essential to excellent patient care.
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