Hemostasis and Thrombosis

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Norton Children’s hematology specialists provide hemostasis and thrombosis care for children of all ages. Our board-certified physicians provide innovative treatments and comprehensive care for young patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Our pediatric coagulation center is the largest of its type in Kentucky.

Our team of specialists in hemostasis and thrombosis provide complete diagnostic and management services. Immediate consultation is available for serious bleeding or clotting issues. Our team also provides innovative treatments and comprehensive care for children and teens with hemophilia, blood clots (thrombosis), and those who are at increased risk for blood clots (thrombophilia) and other severe bleeding disorders.

Hemostasis and Thrombosis Conditions We Treat

  • Arterial thrombosis
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Hemophilia and bleeding disorders
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Venous thrombosis of varying presentations

Hemostasis and Thrombosis Services We Provide

  • Evaluation of children who have had a stroke
  • Evaluation of children with central venous access devices
  • Evaluation of children with malignancies

Hemostasis and Thrombosis Treatments

Various anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies are available, including newer oral anticoagulants, on a selective basis.

Our team also works with Norton Vascular Surgery to provide ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis. Thrombolysis is a therapy to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent tissue and organ damage. This is available for patients who meet criteria.

The Norton Children’s Difference

As home to the state’s leading pediatric hematology program, Norton Children’s offers sophisticated care for your child, including:

  • The state’s largest pediatric coagulation center. Our hematology specialists have extensive experience with treatments, including two decades of red cell exchange apheresis care.
  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, features the area’s only pediatric apheresis and photopheresis program. Apheresis can be used in treatment protocols for many blood disorders.
  • Norton Children’s is home to the area’s only blood and marrow transplant program dedicated to treating children. Stem cell transplants are used to treat a variety of blood disorders.
  • Norton Children’s Infusion Center provides families with easy access to care without having to spend a night in the hospital. The center focuses on children, but also administers infusions to adults. The center offers:
    • Blood transfusions
    • Intravenous infusion therapy for patients with specific needs
    • Red blood cell depletion to remove excess red blood cells using apheresis.
    • Red blood cell exchange – an effective therapy for sickle cell disease in which damaged red cells are removed and replaced with healthy red blood cells
    • White cell depletion, which uses apheresis to remove white blood cells when levels are dangerously high

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