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July e-Newsletter | Athletes & Blood Clots

Think you are too fit for a blood clot? Think again. Blood clots can happen to even the most active and physically fit people, including professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. We at NBCA regularly hear from athletes who have experienced DVT and PE, even at the peak of physical fitness. The one thing that…

4th Annual Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

The 2017 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, hosted by StopAfib.org, takes place this year, August 4-6, in Dallas, Texas. The conference will provide important information about the management of Afib, and bring patients and leading experts in the field together for a unique opportunity to engage and learn about living your best life…

Betrixaban: New Oral Blood Thinner Cleared by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Portola Pharmaceuticals permission to market a a new oral anticoagulant or “blood thinner”called betrixaban (BevyxXa®). The medication is indicated for use for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery, but are at risk for venous thromboembolism due…

NBCA Educational Materials Selected for Use in New Joint Commission Educational Effort

The National Blood Clot Alliance is pleased to announce that its website, as well as several of its educational products stemming from its cooperative agreement with the Division of Blood Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been chosen for use in a…

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