Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of central Pennsylvania evaluates and treats pediatric and adult patients with coagulation defects or Hemophilia.
The Thrombosis Center of central Pennsylvania at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center evaluates adult patients who have experienced venous thromboses, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary emboli (PE) without obvious cause, especially in adults under 50 years of age. Patients with thrombophilia (hypercoagulable state), suspected thrombophilia or venous thrombotic events without obvious cause may be referred for:
- Risk assessment
- Counseling/patient education
- Suggestions for management
Our goal is to reduce the risk of thromboses in patients with benign causes of thrombophilia through patient and physician education, and counseling to patients, and to family members when appropriate. Recommendations are made for prevention and management of thrombotic episodes, including duration of anticoagulation and indications for secondary prophylaxis.
Thrombophilia can be caused by conditions such as:
- Factor V Leiden
- Prothrombin G 20210A mutation
- Protein C deficiency
- Protein S deficiency
- Antithrombin deficiency
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
For more information about the Thrombosis Center of central Pennsylvania, please call 717 531-0003 ext. 287710. To make an appointment, please call 717-531-7710.