Treatment of Blood Clotting Disorders at Tampa General Hospital
The type of thrombophilia treatment that a patient receives will depend on a variety of factors. Thrombophilia, or blood clotting disorder, is not itself a life-threatening medical condition. Rather the excessive clotting it causes may lead to serious complications, such as deep vein thrombosis. Therefore, determining the best course of treatment requires a physician to first determine the patient’s risk of forming a blood clot. Depending on the likelihood that a clot will form, thrombophilia treatment may involve drugs ranging from low-dose aspirin to more powerful anticoagulants (often called blood thinners). However, in some cases, the condition may not warrant treatment and will instead be carefully monitored.
Some of the most important factors a physician will use in determining the correct course of blood clotting disorders treatment include:
- What type of thrombophilia the patient has (acquired or inherited)
- The patient’s unique medical condition, including his or her age and weight
- The patient’s past history of blood clots
- The patient’s family history of blood clots
- Whether the patient, if female, has recently given birth or is pregnant
Tampa General Hospital is a leader in treating blood clotting disorders as well as the many complications that may arise as a result of having this condition. To be referred to a specialist with Tampa General Hospital, please visit our online Physician Finder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).