There are many different treatments available for blood clots. Some patients are put on medications, such as warfarin or DOACs. Other patients receive mechanical interventions, such as filters.

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PERT: A New Model of Care

When Mark went to the hospital, he had never heard of a pulmonary embolism (PE). But at 49 years old,…

A DOAC Deep Dive: Dabigatran

For the past several decades, warfarin has been the go-to anticoagulant drug for doctors, but now new treatments have emerged…

Ask The Expert – What are DOACs?

“What are direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and how are they managed differently from Warfarin? I’m concerned that they may not…

Betrixaban: The New DOAC

A new medication to treat blood clots is on the horizon. Portola Pharmaceuticals’ new drug, betrixaban (Bevyxxa©), was approved by…

IVC Filters: A Closer Look

Inferior vena cava filters are a form of preventative treatment for pulmonary embolism (PE). While they are an important tool…

A Guide to INR Levels

After being diagnosed with a blood clot (thrombosis), many patients are prescribed warfarin for treatment.  Warfarin is a prescription drug…

The 75 Million Dollar Idea

What type of idea is worth $75 million? One that saves lives. The American Heart Association (AHA) challenged doctors, dreamers,…