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Vitamin K Summary

Description: A lipid cofactor that is required for normal blood clotting. Several forms of vitamin K have been identified: VITAMIN K 1 (phytomenadione) derived from plants, VITAMIN K 2 (menaquinone) from bacteria, and synthetic naphthoquinone provitamins, VITAMIN K 3 (menadione). Vitamin K 3 provitamins, after being alkylated in vivo, exhibit the antifibrinolytic activity of vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables, liver, cheese, butter, and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin K.

Key Diseases for which Vitamin K is Relevant

  1. Stroke (Strokes) : 46 outcomes 88 studies in 392 results
  2. Atrial Fibrillation : 34 outcomes 113 studies in 427 results
  3. Hemorrhage : 28 outcomes 80 studies in 692 results
  4. Venous Thromboembolism : 16 outcomes 47 studies in 196 results
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 12 outcomes 43 studies in 251 results
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Drugs Related to Vitamin K

  1. Warfarin (Coumadin)
  2. Anticoagulants
  3. Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (Heparin, Low Molecular Weight)
  4. rivaroxaban
  5. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  6. Heparin (Liquaemin)
  7. Factor Xa (Coagulation Factor Xa)
  8. apixaban
  9. acarboxyprothrombin (PIVKA)
  10. Blood Coagulation Factors (Coagulation Factor)
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Therapies Related to Vitamin K

  1. Electric Countershock (Cardioversion)
  2. Lasers (Laser)
  3. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement)
  4. Injections
  5. Transplants (Transplant)
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