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Thrombophilia, also known as hypercoagulable state, is a condition in which blood clots form throughout the body, including in the heart, veins and lungs.

People with thrombophilia may have too many red blood cells or too many platelets, or they may develop abnormal proteins or antibodies in the blood.

The board-certified, fellowship-trained hematology specialists at Norton Healthcare provide comprehensive care for patients with thrombophilia, working with providers across disciplines to provide safe, effective care.

Multidisciplinary Treatment for Thrombophilia

The hematology specialists at Norton Healthcare work closely with other specialists to optimize anticoagulant therapy for patients. Anticoagulants are medications used to stop existing blood clots from getting bigger and to prevent new clots from forming.

Depending on where the clot forms, hematology specialists may work with your cardiologist, pulmonologist, vascular surgeon and to coordinate your care. Our comprehensive approach includes managing acute or chronic care after a stroke or heart attack, follow-up care and long-term monitoring to optimize anticoagulation therapy to determine the safest and most effective dosing and duration, and to discontinue anticoagulants when needed.

Access to the Hematology Care You Need

  • Norton hematology services has eight outpatient locations in Louisville, surrounding counties and Southern Indiana.
  • Norton Infusion Centers have three convenient locations and offer evening and weekend hours.
  • Same-day appointments are available.
  • Resource centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

About Hematology Services at Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare hematology services provide comprehensive care for benign blood disorders.

  • The Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program provides comprehensive medical care for all aspects of sickle cell disease.
  • Specialists from across Norton Healthcare work together to ensure the best possible care for you.
  • Norton Healthcare resources include a licensed clinical social worker, support groups and complementary therapies.
  • Benefit from access to three Norton Infusion Centers offering:
  • IV therapy/injections
  • Blood product administration
  • Intramuscular  and subcutaneous injections
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Specialty-certified nurses who work together to provide individualized care based on your specific needs
  • Prompt Care Clinics are designed to provide symptom relief and other care.
  • Access MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a mobile device or computer.
  • Norton Children’s is home to Kentucky’s only pediatric hematology program and the largest pediatric coagulation (clotting) center in the state.

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