Preventing Blood Clots For Patients With Hereditary AT Deficiency

Blood Clotting Disorder With Devastating Consequences

Hereditary AT Deficiency is a blood-clotting condition affecting 1 out of 2000 to 3000 people in the United States. People with a family history of blood clots must be tested. Pregnant women with undiagnosed hereditary AT deficiency are at an even higher risk – for both mother and baby. Join Dr. Michael Paidas, and woman patient with this condition as they go close-up and personal in a discussion of this rare but potentially life-threatening condition. The Balancing Act…it’s morning TV…made for a woman.


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Preventing Blood Clots

Blood Clotting Disorder With Devastating Consequences

Did you know that there is a rare blood disorder that can have devastating, life-threatening consequences for people who have it, particularly pregnant women?

Hereditary antithrombin (AT) deficiency is a potentially devastating blood disorder because it can cause life-threatening blood clots. There are many more people who have this disorder and do not know it. Here are some important facts:

• People with AT deficiency are at much higher risk for getting blood clots in the veins, lungs, and brain throughout their lifetime, but especially during surgery and pregnancy.

• How prevalent is it? 1 in 3000 people has this condition. But diagnosing it is the key.

• Women with AT deficiency are at high risk for clots during pregnancy and after delivery—this means they have an increased risk of losing the baby. The mother herself is also at greater risk of developing deadly blood clots. All pregnant women should ask their OB/GYN for a simple blood test to diagnose this disorder.

• If you or your family members have had serious clots, it is very important that you get tested for hereditary AT deficiency immediately. The test is simple and inexpensive.

If you have hereditary AT deficiency, the good news is that there are medicines, like ATryn Antithrombin (Recombinant) that can help prevent these blood clots.

Tune in to watch this informative segment on Monday February 11 or Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on The Balancing Act on Lifetime as Dr. Michael Paidas, and his patient with this condition get up close and personal.

For more information, please visit: http://www.atryn.com


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• Preventing Devastating Blood Clots with rEVO Biologics – As part of the continuing series “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases”, this segment focuses on Hereditary antithrombin (AT) Deficiency, a disorder that can cause potentially life-threatening blood clots. Since most people with this disorder don’t know they have it, anyone with a family history of blood clots must be tested. Pregnant women with undiagnosed hereditary AT deficiency are at an even higher risk – for both mother and baby. Join Dr. Michael Paidas, professor and co-director of the Yale Women and Children’s Center for Blood Disorders, and one of his patients with hereditary AT deficiency, as they go close-up and personal in a discussion of this rare condition, and how learn how to lower the risk of clots with a new treatment.

“We believe that people need to be aware of hereditary antithrombin deficiency, a blood clotting disorder that occurs in about 1 in every 2000 to 3000 people. Because this disorder can be deadly, anyone with a personal or family history of blood clots must get tested. Fortunately, there is preventative medicine. ATryn is a medicine that does not contain human blood and can help prevent serious clots during pregnancy and surgery,” said Dr. Paidas. Find information at: http://www.atryn.com

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