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How does the formation of a blood clot occur?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Books are written
A great question with a long, complex answer. The short answer is something initiates it, often an injury, either occurring spontaneously or externally.
This releases proteins that attract cells: platelets which adhere and aggregate. They in turn release active substances that begin a cascade of proteins that form fibrin which criss-crosses forming the clot.

In brief: Books are written
A great question with a long, complex answer. The short answer is something initiates it, often an injury, either occurring spontaneously or externally.
This releases proteins that attract cells: platelets which adhere and aggregate. They in turn release active substances that begin a cascade of proteins that form fibrin which criss-crosses forming the clot.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Complex
There is complex interaction between blood platelets and the coagulation cascade, proteins in the blood that convert soluble fibrinogen into insoluble and sticky fibrin.

In brief: Complex
There is complex interaction between blood platelets and the coagulation cascade, proteins in the blood that convert soluble fibrinogen into insoluble and sticky fibrin.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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