10 Takeaways From Dr. Lisa K Moores' Reddit AMA
March 16, 2017
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month; as a representing member of CHEST (and a CHEST Foundation Grant recipient) Dr. Lisa K. Moores took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the subject of venous thromboembolism (VTE) on Wednesday, March 8. Dr. Moores is a pulmonologist and expert on thrombosis and has worked on guidelines to help improve VTE patient care.
During the AMA, Dr. Moores (or Dr. Lisa as we found out the neighborhood kids call her) brought personality along with her great responses. Here are 10 takeaways from Dr. Moores’ responses to some interesting questions.
1. Knowing the importance of staying active.
2. How to manage long-haul flights.
3. The functionality of the heart and lungs in relation to the size of the clot.
4. Medications before long-haul flights or long car rides: yes or no?
5. There’s a continuum of risk factors for clots.
6. There isn’t a strong correlation between venous and arterial clots. Also, the kids like to call her Dr. Lisa (how cute!).
7. While she may not be a nutritionist and has no plans to become vegan, she is a huge Patriots fan.
8. If you have to sit, exercising in that position is better than nothing.
9. The continuing myth of “economy class syndrome.”
10. All in all, Dr. Moores shows that there’s still room for a sense of humor at the end of the day.
Supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.