Identifying Protein S Deficiency as a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism

Dr. Kathrin Heidinger
Hemostasis Center, University of Giessen and Marburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Rolf Mesters
Hemostasis Center, University Hospital Münster, Germany
 |  2013-09-16

Protein S deficiency has long been recognized as a leading risk factor for developing venous thromboembolism. Manufactured in the liver, protein S is an endogenous anticoagulant required as a cofactor for the protein C pathway, an important inhibitor system in coagulation. Whether contracted congenitally or acquired secondarily to numerous underlying disorders or therapies, this deficiency can potentially lead to venous thrombosis and life-threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism.

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