Semin Reprod Med 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada.
Alongside an interplay of a multitude of factors, attainment of a favorable pregnancy outcome is predicated on successful implantation, which in itself is a complex process anchored by balanced interchange with the hemostatic system. Among other etiologies, failure of implantation can result in infertility, and lead affected couples to consider assisted reproductive technology (ART) in an effort to fulfill their desire for procreation. Given the critical role of the hemostatic system in the process of implantation, documentation of a hypercoagulable state during controlled ovarian stimulation in the context of in vitro fertilization, as well as the potential association of its derangement in the setting of thrombophilia, with infertility, ART, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and failure of implantation are explored. Read More