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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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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
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

Register Now

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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Avoiding the Avoidable: Pathways for VTE Prevention in the Vulnerable Medically Ill – Boston
Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center


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Join us for a ​special ​educational ​program ​designed ​for ​medical ​professionals ​that ​will ​focus ​on ​protecting ​medically ​ill ​patients ​from ​VTE. ​ ​

FREE ​registration ​includes: ​Networking ​breakfast, ​full ​program, ​electronic ​syllabus, and ​parking ​at ​venue.
Learn More

 

Join World Experts at AC Forum Boot Camp
The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago
October 12-13, 2017

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This compact 2-day meeting provides a comprehensive curriculum for Pharmacists, Nurses and Physicians covering the essential aspects of anticoagulation, disease state, and drug management. Engaging discussion around quality improvement, new agents and special situations will benefit all practitioners and daily “chalk talks” will allow for attendee participation to shape the topics. Enrollment in limited in order to provide ample time for Q&A and personal interaction with our expert faculty. All past programs have sold out and we anticipate strong interest as we offer this program regionally. The registration rate is $399 for all registrants. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists. We anticipate a minimum of 9.75 contact hours of education credit. 

See the full schedule and register at: www.acforumbootcamp.org

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:

  • August 22 at 7PM EST
    Dr. Jeffrey Weitz will discuss the results of the recent EINSTEIN Choice Trial

SIGN UP NOW to receive information on how to join a support group.

Thrombosis Education

Yoga: The Medicine You Didn't Know You Needed
A DOAC Deep Dive: Dabigatran
A DOAC Deep Dive: Dabigatran

Research Report: One Brave Idea

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Heart disease kills over 600,000 people in the United States every year, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. What is the medical community doing about it? Dr. Calum MacRae is pursuing his "One Brave Idea" to solve this tremendous health crisis. – Learn More

Research Report: The EINSTEIN CHOICE Trial

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Recent trial results from the EINSTEIN CHOICE study revealed important new information about extended anticoagulation treatment that could change how doctors treat venous thromboembolism (VTE). – Learn More

Research Report: CIRT
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It is well known in the medical community that inflammation can lead to heart disease. Now, the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is investigating whether stopping inflammation will lead to lower amounts of cardiovascular events. – See More
It is well known in the medical community that inflammation can lead to heart disease. Now, the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is investigating whether stopping inflammation will lead to lower amounts of cardiovascular events. – See More

 It is well known in the medical community that inflammation can lead to heart disease. Now, the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is investigating whether stopping inflammation will lead to lower ammounts of cardiovascular events. – See More

DOAC Deep Dive: Dabigatran

Over the next year, NATF will offer readers a closer look at each DOAC in order to empower patients to make informed healthcare decisions. To kick off the DOAC Deep Dive series, here is the scoop on dabigatran – See More

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Over the course of the next year, NATF will offer readers a closer look at each DOAC in order to empower patients to make informed healthcare decisions. To kick off the DOAC Deep Dive series, here is the scoop on dabigatraon – Learn More

Over the next year, NATF will offer readers a closer look at each DOAC in order to empower patients to make informed healthcare decisions. To kick off the DOAC Deep Dive series, here is the scoop on dabigatran – 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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