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March President's Letter

Dr. Goldhaber

Myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and pulmonary embolism (PE) are the top three cardiovascular killers in the USA, according to just released updated statistics... (read more)

Thank you to everyone for helping us to raise over $124,000 for our 2014 Annual Fund. - The NATF Board of Directors

Thrombosis in the News


(Pictured: Jerome Kersey, former NBA player)

Two NBA Star Athletes Suffer from Blood Clots in just Two Days

This week has been particularly scary as two NBA stars are suspected to have suffered from pulmonary embolisms within a day of each other.  A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels from the lower extremities and lands in the lungs.

Jerome Kersey, former member of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team, passed away due to a pulmonary embolism...


(Pictured: Brian Vickers, NASCAR driver)

NASCAR Driver Brian Vickers Experiencing Recurrent Blood Clots

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers will be missing the Sprint Cup Series race as a result of his ongoing struggle with recurrent blood clots.  He had been scheduled to race this upcoming weekend, but suddenly began experiencing symptoms of blood clots on Thursday evening...

Thrombosis Education

Understanding the Role of Thrombophilia in Thrombosis Prevention

In this video, Dr. Piazza discusses why it is important to learn more about thrombophilia for both healthcare providers and a patients. To hear his full lecture, sign up to attend NATF's Spring Educational Program on Thursday, April 9, 2015.


Anticoagulant Comparison Chart

March is DVT Awareness Month

In honor of DVT Awareness Month, NATF has created a new anticoagulant comparison chart. Find out the differences between oral anticoagulants by viewing the chart.

Articles and Updates


Announcing NATF's 10th Anniversary Signature Event

NATF's next Signature Event has been rescheduled to coincide with our 10th anniversary, and will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. Please mark your calendars for this special event!  


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How healthy is your heart?

Not smoking, a healthy weight, a nutritious diet, and daily exercise play important roles in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Take this quiz to evaluate how your current lifestyle habits affect your cardiovascular health, and discover simple steps you can take to incorporate a Heart Healthy lifestyle into everyday living. 

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