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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…

AC Forum Chicago Boot Camp

Join World Experts at AC Forum Boot Camp | October 12-13, 2017 | The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago This compact two-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,…

MASAB Memos

MASAB Medical Memo #1, August 2017 EINSTEIN CHOICE study on extended treatment of venous thromboembolism by Jeffrey Weitz, MD, Henderson Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario Many patients with blood clots (venous thromboembolism or VTE, which includes deep vein thrombosis, DVT, and pulmonary embolism, PE) require extended treatment to prevent a recurrence of the clots.  Although extended…

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