sennethbrassenthwaite:

World Thrombosis Day is October 13th.  And since I’m likely to forget this when it’s actually the official “day”, here’s the infographic that was posted on the WTD website.
As a personal story to this, I had my first PE while I was in my early 20s, I was on oral birth control pills.  I had a second PE after treatment for the first one, and I had genetic testing that showed I was heterozygous for Factor V Leiden, the most common of genetic clotting disorders.  I was put on blood thinner and had an inferior vena cava filter put in to prevent further PE that may come from DVTs in my legs.  However, due to other health issues, I was taken off blood thinner for a while, and I developed a DVT, which then clotted my filter, and the clot on the filter broke off and became a very large PE, which very nearly killed me.  I am now on lifelong blood thinner, and I haven’t had any further blood clots.
It’s incredibly important for people to know the risks and signs of blood clots, and how to prevent them.  Prior to having one, I was only vaguely aware of the fact PEs and DVTs were a thing, and I didn’t really know the symptoms.
More resources: 
National Blood Clot Alliance
Clot Connect
FVLeiden.org
ClotCare Online Resource
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Vascular Disease Foundation
Office of Rare Diseases Research
sennethbrassenthwaite:

World Thrombosis Day is October 13th.  And since I’m likely to forget this when it’s actually the official “day”, here’s the infographic that was posted on the WTD website.
As a personal story to this, I had my first PE while I was in my early 20s, I was on oral birth control pills.  I had a second PE after treatment for the first one, and I had genetic testing that showed I was heterozygous for Factor V Leiden, the most common of genetic clotting disorders.  I was put on blood thinner and had an inferior vena cava filter put in to prevent further PE that may come from DVTs in my legs.  However, due to other health issues, I was taken off blood thinner for a while, and I developed a DVT, which then clotted my filter, and the clot on the filter broke off and became a very large PE, which very nearly killed me.  I am now on lifelong blood thinner, and I haven’t had any further blood clots.
It’s incredibly important for people to know the risks and signs of blood clots, and how to prevent them.  Prior to having one, I was only vaguely aware of the fact PEs and DVTs were a thing, and I didn’t really know the symptoms.
More resources: 
National Blood Clot Alliance
Clot Connect
FVLeiden.org
ClotCare Online Resource
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Vascular Disease Foundation
Office of Rare Diseases Research
sennethbrassenthwaite:

World Thrombosis Day is October 13th.  And since I’m likely to forget this when it’s actually the official “day”, here’s the infographic that was posted on the WTD website.
As a personal story to this, I had my first PE while I was in my early 20s, I was on oral birth control pills.  I had a second PE after treatment for the first one, and I had genetic testing that showed I was heterozygous for Factor V Leiden, the most common of genetic clotting disorders.  I was put on blood thinner and had an inferior vena cava filter put in to prevent further PE that may come from DVTs in my legs.  However, due to other health issues, I was taken off blood thinner for a while, and I developed a DVT, which then clotted my filter, and the clot on the filter broke off and became a very large PE, which very nearly killed me.  I am now on lifelong blood thinner, and I haven’t had any further blood clots.
It’s incredibly important for people to know the risks and signs of blood clots, and how to prevent them.  Prior to having one, I was only vaguely aware of the fact PEs and DVTs were a thing, and I didn’t really know the symptoms.
More resources: 
National Blood Clot Alliance
Clot Connect
FVLeiden.org
ClotCare Online Resource
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Vascular Disease Foundation
Office of Rare Diseases Research

sennethbrassenthwaite:

World Thrombosis Day is October 13th.  And since I’m likely to forget this when it’s actually the official “day”, here’s the infographic that was posted on the WTD website.

As a personal story to this, I had my first PE while I was in my early 20s, I was on oral birth control pills.  I had a second PE after treatment for the first one, and I had genetic testing that showed I was heterozygous for Factor V Leiden, the most common of genetic clotting disorders.  I was put on blood thinner and had an inferior vena cava filter put in to prevent further PE that may come from DVTs in my legs.  However, due to other health issues, I was taken off blood thinner for a while, and I developed a DVT, which then clotted my filter, and the clot on the filter broke off and became a very large PE, which very nearly killed me.  I am now on lifelong blood thinner, and I haven’t had any further blood clots.

It’s incredibly important for people to know the risks and signs of blood clots, and how to prevent them.  Prior to having one, I was only vaguely aware of the fact PEs and DVTs were a thing, and I didn’t really know the symptoms.

More resources: 

National Blood Clot Alliance

Clot Connect

FVLeiden.org

ClotCare Online Resource

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Vascular Disease Foundation

Office of Rare Diseases Research