The HTC provides clinical care for patients with various bleeding and clotting disorders and maintains a pharmacy that provides cutting edge treatments specific to bleeding disorders. The HTC also conducts research for the development of new treatments for bleeding patients around the world.
Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders
Hemophilia is the name for a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair one’s ability to form blood clots after an injury to a vein. A person with hemophilia, or one of several related bleeding disorders, can experience a serious internal bleed from a minor injury or, in the case of severe hemophilia, after seemingly no injury at all. Currently there is no cure for these chronic conditions, but treatments and measures are available to manage the disorder.
At the HTC we see patients of all ages and provide treatment for injuries, sudden bleeds, prevention, counseling and comprehensive clinics. These clinics include many elements, such as physical therapy and social work to provide injury prevention, bleeding assessment and rehabilitation and psychosocial counseling throughout a patient’s life. Doctors from both Children’s Hospital Colorado and The University of Colorado Hospital provide care and expertise to our patients. To learn about what services we offer and more about our hemophilia and bleeding disorder clinics, click HERE.
Thrombosis and Clotting Disorders
Thrombosis, or hypercoagulability, is a genetic disorder that causes a person’s blood to clot more than normal. Sufferers of thrombosis can form blood clots in their veins even when there is no damage or injury, which can contribute to serious health problems like difficulty breathing, strain on the heart and even stroke.
At the HTC our patients with thrombosis manage their symptoms through specialized visits and medication as directed by our dedicated pharmacists and physicians. We have unique clinics available for thrombosis patients where they have access to specialized care. To find out about what services are available and more about thrombosis and the clotting disorders we treat, click HERE.
A stroke or "brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things takes place, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. Stroke is far more common in adults, but if it occurs in children it is called pediatric stroke and requires specialized care. Stroke is a medical emergency and treatment should be sought immediately if symptoms of stroke appear.
At the HTC we have partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado to offer specific care to children who have experienced pediatric stroke and other related disorders. The “stroke team” includes a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, a hematologist, a pharmacist, a physician assistant, nurses, social workers and others. To learn more, and what the HTC has to offer for pediatric stroke patients, click HERE.