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New Exercise & Nutrition Program for Patients With Blood Clot Diseases

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You may not know it, but blood clots are one of the leading causes of three major cardiovascular killers – heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE, for short). VTE is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein of the body, and includes both a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and a blood clot, …Read More

Blood Clots: New Drugs Now Available to Treat Patients

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Now is an exciting time to treat patients who have blood clots. Why? We now have more drug choices approved for treatment. If you have had a blood clot in the lungs (also known as a pulmonary embolism) or in the legs (also known as venous thrombosis) in the past, your doctor had one path …Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Survivor’s Story

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Two years, three months, and 24 days have passed since November 25, 2011 – the day my life changed forever. I awoke around 3 a.m. that day with a sensation in my chest area that I will never forget. It was not until I sat up that I noticed my heart was racing so fast it …Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Need to Know About Blood Clots & Your Health

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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. Dr. Margaret Kennedy, a hematologist at Fletcher Allen, has …Read More

Keeping it Simple: Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Life’s Simple 7™

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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. In the past few years, I have worked more in Vermont to help …Read More

Going Red for Women at Fletcher Allen Health Care!

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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 Fletcher Allen this month, as we participate in American Heart Month. For the past 10 years, the “Go Red for Women” movement has …Read More