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Pursuing our aims to help patients and healthcare professional involved in anticoagulation service provision, ACE has produced a video entitled ‘ Let’s talk about Anticoagulation’ which provides a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of anticoagulation treatments, associated conditions and the importance of engaging the patient in the decision making process. This engaging video has been developed for use with newly diagnosed patients requiring anticoagulation, existing patients who may be considering other treatments and can be used by healthcare professionals in complementing verbal and written information provided during the consultation process.
AntiCoagulation is proud and delighted to win the Global Health and Pharma Social Care Award for Best Anticoagulant Support Charity UK 2017. It is a testament to all the hard work that every member of the team at ACE has given over many years. A huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Eve Knight Chief Executive
AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) have worked in partnership with MyTherapy to create an infographic with everything you need to know about Atrial Fibrillation in the UK – Including helpful tips about where to find support along with information on what Apps you can use to protect yourself. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart rhythm disturbances, affecting over 6 million people in Europe. Every year an estimated 30,000 UK citizens fall victim to AF related stroke, which equates to roughly one person every 18 minutes.
Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when blood clots form inside a vein located deep in your leg. One possible way to help reduce the risk of blood clots is to increase the amount of blood flow through the calf veins. One device that can do that is the Geko device.
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A blood clot, also called a thromboembolism, is a serious side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. A venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel called a vein that carries blood to the heart. It may develop in any vein but happens most often in the legs, thighs, or pelvis. This is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that has traveled to the lung from another place in the body. A PE can be life-threatening. Blood clots are common in patients with cancer. Many patients are not aware of the risks, symptoms, and signs of a blood clot. Go to the Cancer and Blood Clots section of the website to find out more, watch a patient experience video, learn signs and symptoms of a blood clot and how you can help prevent one if you have cancer and download a patient alert card.
Is the anticoagulation care you receive from you GP, pharmacist, nurse or VTE team, brilliant? The prestigious Anticoagulation Achievement Awards are seeking applications from outstanding clinical teams and individuals who provide exemplary care for any patient who has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or a blood clot such as a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or a PE (pulmonary embolism). If you know a clinician who makes all the difference to your care for any of these conditions, please share this information with them. If you are a clinician reading this please find out more about the awards to see if you could apply. Not only could you receive national recognition for your services and care, but also win a £1000 bursary. Further information and application form available on: www.anticoagulationawards.org
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By the end of 2016, there will be more than 1,000 people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. One of the side effects of cancer and its treatment can be blood clots. Blood clots pose a very significant risk to cancer patients. Up to 20% of cancer patients will experience a blood clot.
Many patients are not made aware of there risk of developing a blood clot when they have cancer.
Teresa’s video shares her experience of having cancer and deep vein thrombosis.
Are you taking warfarin? Are you thinking about self-monitoring your INR? Roy’s video shares his experience of the benefits of self-monitoring
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