Coagulation Cascade

Pearls from the Cascade

Overview & Learning Objectives The objective of this lecture is to provide a few clinical pearls from Coagulation Cascade There is a slide component, which is used for didactic purposes, as well as a monograph section for background (see below) In part 1, we will review the clotting cascade and introduce a methodology to approach clinical scenarios where aberations in the PT and PTT are key elements Overview of Hemostasis The hemostatic process often is divided into three phases: