NATF is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to live your best life after experiencing a blood clot. From videos with experts addressing patient questions, to printable materials, risk assessment tools, and further resources, these are tools that you can use to empower yourself to make informed healthcare decisions.
Articles and Info Guides
Creating accurate and helpful educational materials is a key part of NATF’s mission to help you better understand your journey with blood clots. Below, you will find helpful handouts and pamphlets, as well as our bi-monthly newsletter, The Beat. NATF also offers a special tool designed to help you assess your risk of developing a blood clot.
Printouts of these materials can be ordered online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beat Archive
Risk Assessment Tool
What is your risk level for developing a blood clot?
NATF developed this risk assessment tool to help patients determine their risk for a blood clot. It was developed originally for healthcare professionals, but is a great tool for patients to assess their own risk as well.
Start by clicking the Main Menu link on the image below.
Here are several videos to jump-start your journey with blood clots. For more, visit the NATF YouTube Channel.
How Much Do You Know About Blood Clots?
Lifestyle Modifications to Prevent Thrombosis
A healthy lifestyle can make all the difference. Dr. Samuel Goldhaber discusses the lifestyle modifications that patients can make to help prevent blood clots:
Shared Decision Making
Shared decision making is a method that patients can use to gain more control over their care. Dr. Geoffrey D. Barnes speaks to patients about what shared decision making is and how it works:
The Genetics of Thrombosis
Dr. Umberto Campia discusses the role that genetics can play in blood clots and why certain patients should consider genetic testing:
After experiencing deep vein thromosis (DVT), some patients develop post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Dr. Susan Khan presents on this under-acknowledged issue:
In addition to the resources that NATF provides, it is important to know about other organizations and community resources that are available to you. Take a look at these organizations here to support you:
- American Heart Association (AHA)
The AHA’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
- American Society of Hematology (ASH)
ASH is the world’s largest professional society supporting clinicians and patients who are working to conquer blood disorders.
- CardioSmart: American College of Cardiology (ACC)
CardioSmart’s mission is to help individuals prevent, treat, and manage cardiovascular disease.
This site is dedicated to raising awareness about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
- Georgia Thrombosis Forum (GTF)
GTF, an affiliate of NATF, is a community service organization dedicated to spreading awareness about thrombosis in Georgia.
StopAfib.org is a global atrial fibrillation (Afib) patient advocacy organization that provides information and support for those living with Afib. The organization’s mission is to raise awareness of Afib, wipe out Afib-related strokes, improve the quality of life of those living with Afib, and enhance communication between patients and healthcare providers.
- The Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative
The VTE Collaborative develops educational resources to engage patients and their loved ones as partners in blood clot prevention.
- World Thrombosis Day (WTD)
WTD takes place annually on October 13. The campaign seeks to increase global awareness of thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and evidence-based prevention and treatment.