For Patients

DVT and PE Video Series

webinar image

A recording is available of a World Thrombosis Day patient education webinar held on October 13, 2014.  In this 1 hour video presented by Dr. Stephan Moll, a hematologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, you will learn more about issues faced by patients following diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Topics include:

  • How blood clots are treated
  • How long to be on blood thinners (anticoagulants)
  • Choices of oral blood thinners and new alternatives available 
  • How to manage long-term complications such as leg swelling and pain, shortness of breath and chest pain.
  • How to minimize the risk for future clots.

The video can be found at: http://acforum.org/webinars_recent.htm

This webinar was a joint activity of Clot Connect, Anticoagulation Forum and National Blood Clot Alliance in recognition of  World Thrombosis Day.


PAST WEBINARS

In a webinar recorded November 16, 2011, Dr. Stephan Moll, hematologist with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses "DVT and PE:  What Patients Need to Know".

Topics:

Part 1: The Basics of Blood Clotting

Part 2:  Symptoms

Part 3:  Diagnosis

Part 4:  Treatment

Part 5:  How long to treat with blood thinners (anticoagulants)

Part 6: Post-thrombotic syndrome

Part 7:  Fluctuating INRs

Part 8:  Birth Control Options and Clot Risk

Part 9:  Patient Questions

 


Part 1:  The Basics of Blood Clotting

Topics include: the difference between clots which form in an artery versus the vein, how clots are formed, risk factors for arterial and venous clots, differences in treatment and medication for arterial and venous clots. DVT and PE.

 


 

Part 2:  Symptoms

Part 2 presents the symptoms of blood clots. Topics include: superficial clots, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism symptoms.

 

Part 3: Diagnosis

Part 3 discusses diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Topics include: imaging studies and laboratory tests which are used to diagnose DVT and PE, reasons for missed and delayed diagnosis.


 

Part 4:  Treatment

Part 4 discusses treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Topics include: treatment options such as IV heparin, low-molecular weight heparin injection, oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin), emerging new oral anticoagulants.


 

Part 5: How Long to Treat with Blood Thinners (Anticoagulants)

Part 5 discusses considerations in how long to treat a patients with blood thinners (anticoagulation).


       

Part 6: Post-thrombotic syndrome and long-term damage from clots

Part 6 discusses post-thrombotic syndrome. Topics include: long-term damage following DVT, compression stockings, surgical interventions, methods of managing PTS.
  

  

Part 7:  Fluctuating INRs

Part 7 discusses warfarin (Coumadin) management. Topics include: what to do about fluctuating INRs, home-INR testing, anticoagulant options.
  

  

Part 8:  Birth Control Options and Clot Risk

Part 8 discusses birth control options as it relates to DVT and PE and clot risk.
  

  

Part 9:  Patient Questions

In Part 9, Dr. Stephan Moll, hematologist with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, answers questions submitted by patients during a webinar which occurred November 16, 2011. The following is from that Q&A session. Topics include: new anticoagulants, dietary/natural alternatives to DVT prevention, how to know when symptoms are serious, pregnancy and DVT.
  

The above videos can also be accessed at Clot Connect's You Tube Channel