Preventing deep vein thrombosis by improving blood flow in the calf veins of the leg

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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Thrombosis Voices in Partnership Programme (ViPs) for patients

AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) are working in partnership with LEO Pharma and their research partners to find people who have cancer and have experienced thrombosis (usually referred to as a blood clot, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or a Pulmonary Embolism (PE) to join their ViP programme. The ViP programme is designed to bring patients with similar experiences together, so that they can share their stories and help to build activities and ideas which will improve the patient experience for many others. Please click on the title above to find out more.

NICE publishes options for local implementation of Novel Oral Anticoagulants

NICE has issued technology appraisal guidance on the use of the 4 non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban, in several clinical settings. All 4 NOACs must be included in local formularies for use in line with this guidance, with no additional funding or formulary restrictions.

Buy copies of our magazine InReview online

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NICE recommends Edoxaban for two indications

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Edoxaban (Lixiana) as an option for the treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Cancer and Blood Clots

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.

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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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