At the Cincinnati Children’s Thrombosis Program, our team provides expert care for children with all types of blood clots, including:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a clot that develops in the “deep veins” of the legs or pelvis
- Pulmonary embolism, a clot that moves from another part of the body into the lungs
- Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT), a clot that forms in veins that drain blood from the brain
- Renal vein thrombosis (RVT), a clot that forms in one or both of the veins that drains blood from the kidneys
- Mesenteric vein and portal vein thrombosis, clots that form in the veins that drain the intestines or drain into the liver
- Arterial thrombosis, a blood clot that forms in an artery
- Stroke, when blood flow to a part of the brain stops because of a clot (ischemic stroke) or because a blood vessel ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke). Our program partners with the Cincinnati Children’s Cerebrovascular Program to treat childhood stroke patients.
The Cincinnati Children’s Thrombosis Program also treats patients with inherited thrombophilia. Inherited thrombophilia includes conditions that may increase a person’s risk of developing a blood clot. Our team can provide diagnosis of thrombophilia, counseling and recommendations. Inherited thrombophilia includes conditions such as:
- Factor V Leiden, an inherited disorder that increases a person’s risk of developing blood clots
- Prothrombin mutation (also called Factor II mutation), an inherited condition that increases a person’s risk of developing blood clots
- Protein C deficiency and Protein S deficiency, two different inherited disorders that increase a person’s risk of developing deep vein thrombosis due to low levels of a natural protein that prevents blood clots
- Antithrombin deficiency, an inherited disorder, from loss of a natural anticlotting protein, that increases the risk of developing blood clots.
Our team offers expert care for clots and the problems they may cause. They also provide preventive care to lower a child’s risk of getting more blood clots.