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PEPPER Trial Looking For Participants

The PEPPER trial is investigating which blood thinner is best for patients to use after hip and knee surgery. 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 taking place near you, visit the PEPPER trial's website. To learn how to participate, please contact the program manager, Carol Lambourne at 843-792-2913 or

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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.

Anticoagulation Forum's 14th Biennial Conference On Antithrombotic Therapy

AC Forum

April 20-22, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Early Bird Registration Ends December 15

3-Day symposium will bring together medical professionals in fields ranging from cardiology and hematology to pharmacy and family medicine for discussions on current research and evidence-based practices in the field of antithrombotic therapy.  In addition to presentations by leading experts, the conference will feature small, topic-specific master classes, a "meet the expert" breakfast, poster sessions and industry exhibits.

For more information and to register, visit

Upcoming Events

2017 Spring Patient Program
Thursday, April 13
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, MA


For this program, entitled 'Pushing the Envelope in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Novel Risk Factors, New Therapies, and One Brave Idea', four experts in the field of Thrombosis Medicine will share updates including innovative ways to prevent and treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome, whether a simple blood test can predict your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, new medications to lower cholesterol, and a glimpse into the largest ever research project to cure heart disease.

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Online PE/DVT Patient Support Group  


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: March 8 at 7pm with Dr. Susan Kahn

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Thrombosis Education

Cholesterol: The Good and The Bad

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Cholesterol is a type of fat found in the body. It plays a key role in how the body functions, but it can also be harmful if there is too much of it. – See More

The Power of Statins

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In addition to helping patients with health issues related to high cholesterol, statins may also help guard against venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). – See More


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The Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) trial is designed to test how effective pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) is at preventing post-thrombotic syndrome. – See More

January's Online Support Group – A Recording of Dr. Barnes' Expert Input

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Did you miss our January online support group? You can still see a recording of Dr. Geoffrey Barnes, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at the University of Michigan Health System, discussing shared decision making. – See More

Which Anticoagulant is Right For Me?

Anticoagulant Comparison Chart

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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