Cardiovascular diseases are the major
cause of death in the Western world and continue to
be so with the aging of the population. The social burden
of these diseases is immense. Despite the success in
reducing premature death from coronary disease, more
men and women are surviving with impaired cardiac function.
In addition these are age-related disorders, so the
increasing number of elderly means that the pressure
on health care services which are likely to escalate
unless more effective preventive measures can be devised.
Bleeding disorders is a general term for a wide range
of medical problems that lead to poor blood clotting
and continuous bleeding. In addition to the tremendous
financial cost of sever bleeding disorders, they have
a marked impact in the social aspects family relationship.
Daily activities can easily be disrupted. Families living
with patients with severe bleeding disorders experience
more days lost from work and school.
The following movies are available to illustrate the
main aspects of thrombosis and bleeding processes, as
they occur in flowing blood:
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Last update: May 24, 2015