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Disorders

Blood clotting is a complex, multifactorial physiological process that allows the body to respond to thrombogenic stimuli (e.g. a blood vessel being damaged). If the body’s physiological response is excessive, a pathologic thrombosis with vessel occlusion and tissue ischaemia may occur leading to myocardial infarctions, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, etc. When a person’s physiological response is insufficient, it may result in excessive bleeding.

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Statistic

Thrombotic disorders and cardiovascular diseases such as thrombosis, myocardial infarctions, strokes, embolisms, etc. are the main cause of death and disability in Europe.
In Italy, cardiovascular diseases cause 35% of male deaths and 43% of female deaths. They have a huge impact on public health and weigh heavily on health and economic resources.
Spending on cardiovascular surgery is estimated at approximately €650 million. Over €5 billion is spent on medication for these disorders.

Source of data: ISTAT

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Smart Clot

  • This is an innovative and unique in vitro device that provides, just in few minutes, a semi quantitative dynamic analysis of platelets aggregation and fibrin formation with far greater accuracy than presently possible on the market.
  • Measuring platelet activation and fibrin formation using a blood sample helps clinicians to chart the thrombogenic potential of a sample and work out a patient’s predisposition to forming thrombi.
  • The Smart Clot platform helps specialists (anaesthetists, haematologists, cardiologists, heart surgeons, etc.) to both accurately evaluate blood clotting disorders and monitor the effect of antiplatelet and/or anticoagulation therapy.
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