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October e-Newsletter | Celebrate World Thrombosis Day

Recognized each year on October 13, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is a global initiative that combines the efforts of individuals and organizations worldwide to help increase awareness about thrombosis or life-threatening blood clots, including blood clots in the leg (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) and blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism or PE). The…

MASAB Memo, September 2017

MASAB Medical Memo #2, September 2017 Should we keep the pressure on? Graduated compression stockings for prevention of post-thrombotic syndrome. by Michael B. Streiff M.D., Associate professor of Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a common complication following a blood clot.  Up to 30 to 50 percent of patients who…

September e-Newsletter | Listen to the Rhythm of Your Heart

Just like knowing your personal risk factors for blood clots, it is important to recognize if you are at risk for Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib. September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which provides a prime opportunity for NBCA to share important information about AFib and clot-provoked stroke. AFib is the most common type…

Campaign for Meds Management

For the last year, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) has been working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and many other stakeholders on the “Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative” (TCPI). Our role has been to bring the voice of patients and family members to this effort to create a more effective medical…

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