Explain How Two Conditions Increase Coagulability

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Both conditions increase coagulability. Atherosclerosis increases platelet function by encouraging aggregation and adherence. Immobility, in contrast, contributes to hypercoagulability by increasing procoagulation factors.

Atherosclerosis disturbs the flow of blood and damages vessel endothelium causing an increase in platelet adherence. There is also an increased sensitivity by platelets to factors that cause adhesiveness and aggregation.
Adhering platelets release growth factors that enhance smooth muscle proliferation in the vessel wall. Consequently, platelet aggregation is able to contribute to the development and progression of atherosclerosis

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