WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY
The St. Paul's Hospital Thrombosis Clinic hosted their second year of the World Thrombosis Day campaign on Thursday November 26, 2020. This event was open to the public and included a half hour educational session on signs and symptoms and risk factors for blood clots. It was followed by 30 minutes of question period where everyone was invited to upload their questions to our Slido platform.
One in four Canadians are affected by blood clots. The majority of Canadians, however, are unsure of the signs and symptoms of blood clots. Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life or save the life of someone you love. Join us to learn more about blood clots and what to do if you develop any of the signs or symptoms.
ESTABLISHING A NEW CARE PATHWAY FOR DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
Dr. Tony Wan of St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver identified a gap in the treatment pathway of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), causing repeat visits to the emergency department (ED) and putting pressure on a department that is already prone to overcrowding. The new care pathway saw the expansion of St Paul’s Hospital Thrombosis Clinic, where patients are referred directly after obtaining an ultrasound diagnosis. This led to fewer ED visits and a reduced wait time for patients. READ MORE
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
If you would like to support our clinic please call us directly at 604-806-9455 or visit the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation website.
ST. PAUL’S THROMBOSIS CLINIC’S EXPANDED HOURS MEAN FASTER TREATMENT OF A SERIOUS CONDITION
Drs. Tony Wan and Anna Rahmani were featured in Providence Health Care’s The Daily Scan in March. The article profiles the Thrombosis Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, which recently expanded its operating times from three days to five.
TAKE CARE IN THE AIR: EXPERTS OFFER TIPS TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS OF FLYING
Three words strike fear into the hearts of air travellers: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung). Not to be confused with a digital video recording device, DVT is a serious medical condition that occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. READ MORE
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5th Floor Burrard Building – Room 5900
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
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