Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service
Who we are
At Boston Children's Hospital's Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service, our pediatric hematologists specialize in treating children with thrombosis and preventing it from occurring, when possible.
A thrombosis is an excessive or dangerous blood clot that develops in the body. These clots are often caused by thrombophilia, a group of disorders that predispose children to developing unwanted blood clots.
If your child has experienced a thrombosis, you probably have a lot of questions about why it occurred and if it will happen again.
Boston Children’s is known for our science-driven approach. In fact, we’re home to the world's most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprise; and we partner with elite health care and biotech organizations around the globe. But as specialists in innovative, family-centered care, our physicians never forget that your child is precious, and not just a patient.
At our Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service, we provide comprehensive care for children with all forms of blood clots and clotting disorders.
- Our multidisciplinary team, led by an internationally known pediatric hematologist, includes specialists who are experts in blood clotting, genetics and the assessment and treatment of thrombosis.
- Our anticoagulation service provides ongoing monitoring and management of children on anticoagulant therapy (“blood thinners”).
- We teach parents, families and community providers about anticoagulation therapy.
- Children needing long-term anticoagulation treatment are given the opportunity to acquire home monitoring devices.
A thrombosis can occur in any part of the circulatory system. Some common clots include deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs in the large veins of the body, and pulmonary embolism (PE), which occurs in the lungs.