The Thrombosis Program is committed to improving the lives of children who have developed or are at risk of developing a blood clot.
Part of the Division of Haematology/Oncology, the Thrombosis Program is at the forefront of care for children with blood clots, providing state-of-the-art clinical care and conducting innovative research since 1991.
Did you know? Facts about the Thrombosis Program
- Most of the paediatric doses of the anticoagulants currently used to treat blood clots in children were estimated by the Thrombosis Program at SickKids.
- The team in the Thrombosis Program at SickKids conducted and published the two largest studies on limb blood clots in children.
- Two of the three existing tools for diagnosing long-term complications of blood clots in children were developed by the team in the Thrombosis Program at SickKids.
What we do
The Thrombosis Program’s clinical team consists of a thrombosis nurse practitioner, who is in charge of the Outpatient Paediatric Anticoagulant Clinic, and five staff physicians devoted to providing care to children with blood clots or at increased risk of developing a clot.
Our research team includes our staff physicians, nurses, research coordinators and research fellows dedicated to the design and delivery of clinical research studies in paediatric thrombosis.
Our Thrombosis Research and Clinical Support (TRaCS) program consists of a team of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers who support the dynamic day-to-day interactions both of our clinical and research initiatives.
Our team has operated an internationally renowned training program on paediatric thrombosis since 2001. Visit the Haematology/Oncology to learn more about the Thrombosis/Haemostasis Subspecialty Fellowship.
Who we are
For patients and families
Blood clots help to stop wounds from bleeding, but when they happen in the deep veins of the body they can be harmful. Visit AboutKidsHealth to learn about the signs and causes of blood clots; the complications of blood clots; and the different medical and non-medical treatments that are available for children.
CAPTSure© (Clinical Assessment of PTS) is a clinical tool for diagnosis and severity rating of paediatric post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
Selected publications on post-thrombotic syndrome and CAPTSure© development
For questions about the Thrombosis Program please call (416) 813-7500 and ask to speak to the Thrombosis Fellow on call.
For questions about research studies or information regarding CAPTSure© please email email@example.com.