Blood clots do serve a purpose: to stop you from bleeding profusely after a cut or injury. But your blood can also clump up into unwanted clots that may potentially obstruct the free flow of blood in a vein or arteries in critical areas of the body like the brain, heart and lungs. Surgery, immobilization, cancer and various diseases and disorders can lead to the formation of a blood clot.
NorthShore’s Thrombophilia Clinic focuses on the care of patients with a vast array of blood clotting conditions, including:
- Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
- Venous Thromboembolism: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary Embolism
- Catheter-Associated Thrombosis
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
- Livedoid Vasculopathy
- Post Thrombotic Syndrome
- Sneddon Syndrome
- Thrombophilia: V Leiden, Antiphospholipid syndrome and Prothombin mutation as well as Retained Inferior Vena Cava Filters
- Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
Whether it’s your first blood clot or one of several during your life, we provide advanced anticoagulant (blood thinning) management to tailor treatment to your unique situation and prevent future occurrences. Additionally, we provide peri-procedural anticoagulation suggestions for patients with chronic blood clots as well as for those who need a surgery and are at high risk of thrombosis. For instance, prevention strategies are often required for elective procedures such as orthopaedic or cardiac surgeries that can put you at higher risk for a blood clot. Our team can also provide follow-up services for inferior vena cava filters and define the adequate anticoagulation so that removal can be considered.
NorthShore’s multidisciplinary vascular medicine experts are readily accessible through the Thrombophilia Clinic.
For More Information
To schedule an appointment with one of our vascular medicine specialists, please call 847.663.8050.