Often thought of as an adult disease, thrombosis is increasingly present in children. This program focuses on the diagnosis and management of acute thromboembolic events. Services include anticoagulation management for the majority of non-cardiac related thrombosis; screening and counseling for acquired and inherited thrombophilias; and DVT prophylaxis to patients during high-risk situations.
Program Director Janna Journeycake, M.D., is nationally recognized for her research in catheter-related thrombosis. A 2001 issue of Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, indicated a strong link between central lines and thrombosis in hemophilia patients. Since then, the use of central venous catheters in these children has dropped dramatically.
Thrombosis patients can be seen on any day of the week.