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Event Description

NATF’s Online Support Group offers patients the opportunity to share common concerns, offer support to one-another, and learn up-to-date and accurate information on research in the field of VTE. Each month is hosted by a different doctor, who presents on important new information for patients with blood clots.

After experiencing a blood clot, patients often worry about how it will affect their lives. They have many questions: Should I be pushing myself when I exercise? Is it safe for me to exercise? Are there foods I should avoid while on my medications?

In March, Dr. Aaron Kithcart will tackle these questions and more. He will offer important insights into the lifestyle changes that patients should be making after a blood clot.


Aaron Kithcart, MD, PhD
Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Kithcart is a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is interested in the mechanisms by which the immune system plays a role in the progression of atherosclerosis, including the development of superficial erosion plaques. He developed a novel approach using zebrafish to study ways in which the innate immune system facilitates lipid deposition and vascular injury. Dr. Kithcart is the recipient of the LaDue Fellowship from Harvard Medical School, which supports cardiologists pursuing careers in biomedical research. He also sees patients one day a week in clinic. Dr. Kithcart completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, and fellowships in cardiology and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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