April e-Newsletter | Sharing our Success

We at NBCA are always inspired by your enthusiasm for the work that we do, but never more so than during some of our more pronounced educational efforts, such as during Blood Clot Awareness Month, which we recognized last month. As spring kicks off, we’re excited to share a small sample of some of our Blood…

MASAB Memo, April 2018

MASAB Memo #6, April 16, 2018 The HOKUSAI VTE Cancer Study by Michael Streiff, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore Cancer increases the risk of blood clots by 4-7 fold on average.1,2 Consequently, cancer is identified as a contributing risk factor in up to 20% of patients who suffer…

New Patient Preference Survey

Several hundred NBCA Facebook Followers participated in an online survey conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota to evaluate patient concerns and preferences associated with both old and newer anticoagulant medications or “blood thinners.” NBCA is proud to have assisted with this work, and grateful to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health for recognizing…

March e-Newsletter | Blood Clot Awareness Month

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, or BCAM, and an opportunity to share life-saving information about dangerous blood clots on a broad scale. It also provides an opportunity for you to lend your voice to these efforts and make a difference, by helping to increase public awareness about blood clots. Join NBCA this March and Raise…

MASAB Memo, March 2018

MASAB Memo #5, March 7, 2018 New Study Results – Clot-Busting Treatment by Suresh Vedantham, MD, Professor of Radiology & Surgery, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis Each year, about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot in a leg vein) for the first time.  Despite the use of standard…

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

Join NBCA in taking a closer look at atrial fibrillation, or AFib, in connection with National Heart Month, recognized each February. AFib is the most common form of irregular heart beat or arrhythmia, and a risk factor for clot-provoked stroke. Heart Month 2018 provides a prime opportunity for us to contribute to important AFib dialogue taking place nationwide this…

Register Now for CDC’s March Webinar

        Postscript:  You can access the video recording of Dr. Cassidy’s webinar here: Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism: Risk Assessment and Risk-Stratified Prophylaxis for Surgical Patients. This webinar was originally broadcast and recorded on March 15, 2018. Contact info@stoptheclot.org with questions.   During Blood Clot Awareness Month, the National Blood Clot Alliance will host a…

MASAB Memo, January 2018

MASAB Memo #4, January 30, 2018 Can we improve warfarin therapy by monitoring at home? by Jack Ansell, MD, MACP, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New York A person’s  success on oral anticoagulant therapy with a vitamin K antagonist (i.e. warfarin or Coumadin®) is highly dependent on how well therapy is managed.  The goal is to…

January e-Newsletter | The Year Ahead

As 2018 begins, NBCA extends its wishes to you for a very happy and healthy New Year. We are looking forward to an exciting year filled with new projects and programs. With a continued emphasis on raising awareness about blood clots, we will implement a number of new initiatives aimed at providing and sharing important information…