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 break off and obstruct the free flow of blood to 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
- Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
- Livedoid Vasculopathy
- Post Thrombotic Syndrome
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Sneddon Syndrome
- Raynaud's phenomenon
- Retained Inferior Vena Cava Filters
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. Depending on your unique case, our team can also provide follow-up services for inferior vena cava filters and define the adequate anticoagulation so that removal can be considered.
Our multidisciplinary vascular medicine experts are readily accessible through the Thrombophilia Clinic Monday through Friday from, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same day appointments are available at our Skokie office to help expedite care for acute cases. We contact patients referred through NorthShore’s electronic medical record system within 24 hours of your physician’s order.
For More Information
To schedule an appointment with one of our vascular medicine specialists, please call 847.663.8050.