Care and Treatment for Blood Clotting Disorders
Why Choose Treatment for Blood Clotting Disorders at University of Colorado Hospital?
The doctors who treat blood clotting disorders at University of Colorado Hospital are certified in their field and provide the best diagnosis and treatment.
Providers at UCH use the latest research findings to treat patients with these disorders in a variety of settings.
What are Blood Clotting Disorders?
Clotting disorders occur when unwanted blood clots form, sometimes blocking normal blood flow through blood vessels or breaking loose and traveling to other sites in the body.
Between 5 and 8 percent of people in the U.S. have hereditary or acquired clotting disorders (thrombophilia).
Blood clotting disorders may lead to serious conditions, including:
- Deep vein thrombosis – vein blockages, most often in the legs.
- Pulmonary embolism – clots in the lungs.
- Stroke – cutoff of blood to areas in the brain.
- Heart attack – cutoff of blood to the heart.
- Gangrene – death of tissue caused by lack of blood flow.
Patient Education About Clotting Disorders
Tests & Treatments for Clotting Disorders
Tests for Blood Clotting Disorders
The following tests may help determine if you have a blood clotting disorder:
Your Medical Team
Doctors, nurses and other providers work together at UCH to treat patients with blood clotting disorders. Doctors collaborate in the care of adults and children to provide the best possible care.
Blood Clotting Disorder Specialists
- Hematologist – A doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and the blood-forming organs.
- Internist – A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that do not require surgery.
- Pediatrician – A doctor who specializes in treating children.
- Interventional radiologists – a doctor who uses imaging technology to perform minimally invasive treatments.
- Vascular surgeon – a surgeon who repairs problems in the veins and arteries.
- Wound care specialists – specialists who promote healing of chronic and acute wounds.
Other Blood Clotting Disorder Staff
Clinical care nurse – a nurse who specializes in the care of a specific patient population.
University of Colorado Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
The UCHTC is the only facility with hemophilia expertise in the region. As the region's premier center for the treatment of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, the UCHTC is an international leader in clinical and laboratory research.
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The team of experienced physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers and researchers are dedicated to making the UCHTC a comprehensive care unit for all persons affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. The clinic is an ambulatory care outpatient clinic that is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus.