For many decades, warfarin (also known as Coumadin) has been the only oral blood thinning (anticoagulation) option for the treatment or prevention of abnormal blood clots (thrombosis). Heparin, heparin derivatives, and fondaparinux are also used in blood clot management, but must be administered by injection. Both warfarin and these injectables have the benefit of years […]

A cancer diagnosis poses many challenges to patients. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery may be needed. In addition to all the other things a new cancer diagnosis brings, we now know that as many as 1 in 5 patients with cancer will also develop an abnormal blood clot which may pose a serious health risk […]

We have made great strides over the past 2-3 decades in reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases in the United States and elsewhere. However, a menacing threat to health is not well known to people: venous thrombosis.  This consists of blood clots forming abnormally in the leg veins (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) or the lung […]

Our top 10 blog article of the year span an array of topics, from a patient story about a near death experience to a behind-the-scenes look at our new Mother-Baby Unit to answering your questions about childhood vaccines — and much more. Be sure to read and share our Top 10 Blog Articles of 2015! […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. You may not know it, but blood clots are […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Recently, I talked with a friend who was sharing […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. We have made great strides over the past 2-3 […]

I have worked in research on the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease for nearly 20 years. During much of this time, I have volunteered for the American Heart Association (AHA), primarily in roles related to promoting the advancement of science nationally. Since 2013, I have been fortunate to serve on their national board of […]

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, including here in Vermont? Across the United States a woman dies every minute. We are paying attention to this at the UVM Medical Center this month, as we participate in American Heart Month. For the past 11 years, the “Go Red for Women” […]