Thrombosis refers to abnormal, life-threatening blood clots that form in the artery or vein. A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to
the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Thrombosis Ireland aims to enable all people on anticoagulation therapy like Warfarin, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban, Dabigatran and Edoxaban to live the best possible lives.
Thrombosis does not discriminate - it affects everyone in all walks of life. Read a few of our stories here.
“ In June 1995, when I was 30 years old, I had my Gall bladder removed. There were complications...”
“My relationship with warfarin began in 1997, since then warfarin has been very much an important factor in my life.”
“When I was 19, it was my first year in college and I had a long term boyfriend. I debated contraceptives.”
“I developed a DVT
(Deep Vein Thrombosis) immediately after a long haul flight some six years ago.”