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Dedicated to providing patients and healthcare providers with the information they need to combat thrombosis, The Beat features a wide range of articles, including updates on ground breaking research being done in the field of thrombosis, patient profiles, heart healthy tips from medical experts, healthy recipes specifically chosen for patients with thrombosis, and updates on the ever-growing programs that NATF puts on throughout the year. Readers get a first-hand look at NATF’s upcoming events and initiatives.

In addition, The Beat also features an “Ask the Expert” section where thrombosis specialists address questions from patients, covering topics that range aneurysms of the aorta to blood clot formation.

A VTE Limerick - Written by Vic Tapson, MD

Presented at ACC 2017

DVT, PE, and Post-thrombotic Syndrome

If you sit and just talk on your cell

Or lie in bed ‘cause you’re not feeling well

Your blood may stagnate

And coagulate

Your thrombosis may then hurt like hell.

Or maybe you won’t feel a thing

Not an ache or a pain or a sting

A big silent clot

That may or may not

Loosen up and break off and take wing...(continued)

PEPPER Trial Looking For Participants

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The PEPPER trial is investigating which blood thinner is best for patients to use after total hip and knee replacement surgery to prevent blood clots. Researchers are currently looking to enroll 25,000 patients across 25 sites in North America. To learn more and to find out if the trial is recruiting near you, visit the PEPPER trial's website. If you would like to participate, please contact the program manager, Carol Lambourne at 843-792-2913 or lambourc@musc.edu.

 

Upcoming Events

2017 Celebration of Gratitude
"Going the Distance" for NATF
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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NATF would like to invite you to join us for the 2017 Celebration of Gratitude, our new premier fundraising event. It will be an exciting night of inspiration, thanksgiving, and fun. First, join us for an evening cocktail hour and then hear from our guest speaker, Olympic medalist and blood clot survivor, Lynn Jennings. - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf

NATF would like to invite you to join us for the 2017 Celebration of Gratitude, our new premier fundraising event. It will be an exciting night of inspiration, thanksgiving, and fun. First, join us for an evening cocktail hour and then hear from our guest speaker, Olympic medalist and blood clot survivor, Lynn Jennings. - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf

 

NATF would like to invite you to join us for the 2017 Celebration of Gratitude, our new premier fundraising event. It will be an exciting night of inspiration, thanksgiving, and fun. First, join us for an evening cocktail hour and then hear from our guest speaker, Olympic medalist and blood clot survivor, Lynn Jennings. - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf

NATF would like to invite you to join us for the 2017 Celebration of Gratitude, our new premier fundraising event. It will be an exciting night of inspiration, thanksgiving, and fun. First, join us for an evening cocktail hour and then hear from our guest speaker, Olympic medalist and blood clot survivor, Lynn Jennings. – See More

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA - See more at: /3584.aspx#sthash.iOJRvuWz.dpuf

2017 Thrombosis Summit
Saturday, September 16
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, MA

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National PERT Consortium's 3rd Annual Symposium

June 23 – 24, 2017
Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA

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Pulmonary Embolism
What is Known, and What We Need to Know

State of the Art and Scientific Update

This two day symposium will address core issues in pulmonary embolism such as improving detection, care coordination, and decision-making in managing patients with PE while expanding our knowledge of the underlying mechanisms, optimal initial treatment, and long-term follow-up for PE. Hear world renowned experts describe their approach to PE.

Find out more

Online PE/DVT Patient Support Group  

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Offering patients the chance to ask questions, share common concerns, support one another, and learn up-to-date and accurate information about VTE.  In upcoming months, we will have alternating physicians serving as moderators for group, each with their own perspective.

Upcoming Support Group Dates:

  • June 27 at 7PM EST
    Dr. James Welker, Internal Medicine, Anne Arundel Health System
    Dr. James Welker will discuss the recommended follow-up care for patients after they are diagnosed with a blood clot. He will save half of the meeting for conversation and questions. 

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Thrombosis Education

Blood Clots and Pregnancy: What Women Need to Know

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For many women, pregnancy is a time of joy. But, for women with a history of blood clots, it can be a time of uncertainty. – See More

Ask An Expert with Dr. Fan Caprio
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“I recently suffered from a stroke. Going forward, what can I do to reduce my risk of another thrombotic event?” – Learn More

The DAWN Trial

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At the 3rd annual European Stroke Organization Conference the results of the DAWN Trial were presented. The results suggest that an endovascular thromboectomy can reduce a stroke patient’s risk of becoming disabled up to 24 hours after the stroke. – See More

Research Report: The PEPPER Trial

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Surgeons and their patients have to balance the risk of blood clots forming with the risk of bleeding. A new study, “Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after Hip and Knee Replacement (PEPPER),” hopes to help by uncovering which blood thinner on the market is the best to use after hip and knee replacement. – See More

Which Anticoagulant is Right For Me?

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For many years, Warfarin was the only oral anticoagulant commonly used to treat blood clots. In the past five years, the FDA has approved four new oral anticoagulants for the treatment of DVT, PE, and SPAF. Find out the differences between the five FDA-approved oral anticoagulants. – View the chart

 

 

 

 

 


 

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