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…

August e-Newsletter | Helping You Handle a Blood Clot Diagnosis

If you suspect you have a blood clot, or if you have a blood clot or clotting disorder, the initial days, weeks, and months of treatment can be overwhelming and even filled with uncertainty as you navigate your treatment plan. Finding information and people to connect with can be difficult. You are most likely faced with a…

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…

June e-Newsletter | NBCA Summer News & Information

Summer is upon us and the time for hitting the road for the beach, family vacations, and other potentially far-off destinations is finally here. As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, don’t forget your Passport to Safety to make sure that you take steps to prevent blood clots as you soak up the…