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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 13th, 2015

Today we join with a host of other organizations in recognition of World Thrombosis Day to focus on thrombosis, an often overlooked disease.

Thrombosis is a term used to describe the formation of a blood clot in a blood vessel. Thrombosis can lead to atrial fibrillation, stroke, or venous thromboembolism (VTE), affecting millions of Americans each year and incurring billions of dollars in costs. (Note: For stats on thrombosis, see our Silver Book® website.)

There are two things we want to share about World Thrombosis Day.  

First, we are joining with more than 300 organizations around the world calling on governments and health systems to institute policies requiring VTE risk assessment for all patients admitted to hospitals. This will help lead to better safety for patients and prevention of VTE.

Second, we want you to know about the dangers of thrombosis and conditions like VTE. We offer a page with resources to help you quickly learn about VTE and how it can affect you and your loved ones.

One of these resources is a short pocket film video. You can watch it below. 


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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