Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service
The Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service at Boston Children's Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and long-term care for patients with thrombosis (blood clots) and those at risk of developing thrombosis in the future (thrombophilia).
- Our multidisciplinary team of hematology specialists are experts in blood clotting, genetics and the assessment and treatment of thrombosis.
- The program includes an anticoagulation service which provides ongoing monitoring and management of children on anticoagulant therapy ("blood thinners").
- Our service provides anticoagulation therapy education to you, your child and your family and community providers. Children who require long-term anticoagulation treatment are given the opportunity to use home monitoring devices.
Our care team is made up of specialists with specific expertise in pediatric thrombosis and thrombophilia, including:
- pediatric hematologists
- pediatric nurse practitioners with thrombosis expertise
- a designated anticoagulation nurse
At Children’s, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team and not simply recipients of care. You and your team will work together to customize a plan of care for your child.
The Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service treats children with the following conditions:
- pulmonary embolism (PE)
- sinus venous thrombosis (cerebral vein clots)
- arterial thrombosis
Children with other types of blood disorders, including bleeding disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes, may be treated through one of our hematology programs. Select one from the list below for additional information: