Flashcards in Secondary Hemostasis Deck (35)
What does vitamin K deficiency result in?
disrupts function of multiple coag factors
vit K is essential for gamma carboxylating factors
How does coumadin work?
blockes epoxide reductase
Who is prone to vitamin K deficiency?
2) long term antibiotic therapy
What are 3 reasons why liver failure can lead to bleeding problems?
1) decreased production of coag factors
2) decreased activation of vitamin K by epoxide reductase