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Do you have atrial fibrillation Are you taking Dabigatran (Pradaxa)? Do you live in the UK? ACE is looking for people to film who have AF who enjoy living a relatively active life and are able to continue to pursue their passions while taking stroke prevention medication. The film aims to give someone living with AF the opportunity to tell their story - speak about their experience and share with others how they have been able to continue with their hobbies. To share their story of being dignosed with AF, taking an anticoagulant for stroke prevention and getting their lives back and enjoying life again. We would be looking to film your story, spending a day with you to do this. The film would be shown to health care professionals to explain what a difference treatment and stroke prevention can make to peoples lives. If this is something you think you might like to be involved in then please contact us for more information. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. Register your interest at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign to prevent AF-related strokes launched today (15th June 2016) Over half a million people in the UK with atrial fibrillation are either not being given anticoagulant therapy to reduce their risk of stroke or are taking aspirin. ACE has joined with patient charities and healthcare professionals to to try to reduce the number of unceccessary AF-related strokes.
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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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 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. nice.org.uk/guidance/ktt16
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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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