Thrombosis AustraliaThrombosis Australia is a central information and resource hub for the community proudly brought to you by the Perth Blood Institute Our Thrombosis Australia Advisory Panel consists of seven eminent Australian healthcare professionals. Thrombosis Australia Advisory Panel If you are a healthcare professional you can access the Thrombosis Australia Professionals site here: Thrombosis Australia Professionals About us About Thrombosis Tools & Resources Your stories What's new What's on Get involved For professionals Andrew's story At 27 years of age, Andrew experienced a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in his right lung. He had a family history of hypertension and has since been diagnosed with Leiden Factor V mutation, a common genetic blood clotting disorder. After his diagnosis, Andrew changed his lifestyle, immediately stopped smoking, and began monitoring his blood pressure and weight. Initially, he struggled with having to inject himself with medication for plane trips. He is now able to take tablets before travelling on planes, instead of self-injecting, making it easier for him to travel. After having multiple deep-vein thrombosis (blood clots) and pulmonary embolisms, Andrew fears the added risks associated with surgeries if he were to require one. Due to the hereditary nature, Andrew’s children have tested for Leiden Factor V early, enabling them to act accordingly.