Patient education webinar to mark World Thrombosis Day

Patients diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) are invited to attend an education webinar offered by UNC Clot Connect, an educational outreach project at UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute and Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.

Patient education webinar to mark World Thrombosis Day click to enlarge World Thrombosis Day is October 13

Patients diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) are invited to attend an education webinar on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:00PM EST.  The 1-hour no-cost event marks the observance of World Thrombosis Day and is presented by UNC Clot Connect, an educational outreach project at UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute and Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, working in partnership with the Anticoagulation Forum and the National Blood Clot Alliance.

Patients and their families may log on to participate in this educational program to help them navigate the often confusing world of thrombosis treatment, management of long-term complications and anticoagulation therapy. The program will be presented by Dr. Stephan Moll, Professor in the UNC Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology-Oncology and Medical Director of Clot Connect.

Topics covered during the presentation will include:

  • How blood clots are treated
  • How long to be on an anticoagulant (blood thinner)
  • Choices of oral anticoagulants and new alternatives available 
  • How to manage long-term complications such as leg swelling and pain, shortness of breath and chest pain.
  • How to minimize the risk for future clots.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

To register for this event, visit either  our registration link  or www.ClotConnect.org.


World Thrombosis Day:  Monday October 13, 2014 is the international observance of World Thrombosis Day, a collective drive to increase awareness and action through educational activities for the public and health professionals.  Thrombosis is the one disorder that causes the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) – a blood clot mostly in the leg or lungs. While most people are aware of heart attack and stroke, fewer people know about VTE. That’s why VTE is the focus for the 2014 World Thrombosis Day.   Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) affect upwards of 600,000 Americans each year, with nearly 1/3 resulting in death.  One-half of DVT/PE patients will have long-term complications and one-third will have a recurrence within 10 years.

About Clot Connect:   Clot Connect, www.clotconnect.org , is an educational outreach project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s McAllister Heart Institute, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.  Clot Connect provides patients and healthcare professionals connection to clinically relevant education resources on deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophilia and anticoagulation.   

 

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