UT Southwestern Pediatric Thrombosis Expert Leads Clinical Research Consortium in $2.97m Study Investigating Spiking Pediatric Blood Clots

UT Southwestern Pediatric Thrombosis Expert Leads Clinical Research Consortium in $2.97m Study Investigating Spiking Pediatric Blood Clots

Thanks to a 4-year, $2.97 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UT Southwestern now heads a consortium investigating why children and young adults experience decreased physical activity and shortness of breath after experiencing blood clots. Led by Dr. Ayesha Zia, the team of investigators seeks to understand why the incidence of pediatric blood clots, especially deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in teens has grown so fast over the past decade. On average, about 1 in every 200 hospitalized children in America face this problem. Awarded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, the investigational team will explore why this problem is occurring while investigating new treatments for this emerging hematological problem. The consortium includes Children’s, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Johns Hopkins University, UT Arlington, the University of Florida, and Emory University in a quest to find the functional limitations that impact children with chronic thromboembolic disease.

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