New: Managing Anticoagulants Before, During & After Medical Procedures

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to introduce a new resource for patients focused on managing bleeding and clotting risks before, during, and after surgical, dental, or other medical procedures, also known as the periprocedural period. This resource was developed by NBCA in collaboration with IPRO, a national not-for-profit organization providing a full…

MASAB Memo, November 2017

MASAB Medical Memo #3, November 2, 2017 The PIONEER Trial, Three May End Up Being a Crowd  by Samuel A. Berkman, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, UCLA   People with heart disease often require the placement of a stent as part of their treatment. Many need medication — most often aspirin and…

Affordable Care Act Enrollment: Nov 1 thru Dec 15

Open enrollment on the healthcare marketplace begins on November 1 and lasts until December 15 on healthcare.gov. Beat the rush and sign up early. No matter if this is your first time getting covered or you are returning to compare plans or find a more affordable plan, you must take action by December 15. Coverage…

New Resource: Interventional Treatment Options for DVT

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to introduce a new resource focused on interventional treatment options for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – a blood clot in one of the large veins, usually in a person’s leg or arm. This new resource, developed by NBCA in collaboration with members of its prestigious Medical &…

Register Now for CDC November Webinar

        Postscript:  You can access the video recording of Dr. Kline’s webinar here: Managing Venous Thromboembolism in the Emergency Department You can download and view Dr. Kline’s slide presentation here: Managing VTE in the ED_Kline 2017   The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is hosting an upcoming webinar for the Centers for…

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…

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,…