New edition of the book Essential Guide to Blood Coagulation

An updated edition of the book “Essential Guide to Blood Coagulation” will be released during the fall of 2024. The first edition of the book was published in Swedish in 1997. Since 2010, the book has been published in English and it has become a valued source of quick information about coagulation conditions, investigation and treatment. The book is now being renewed as new investigation and treatment options have been added.

The book is one of few medical textbooks in English written entirely by Swedish authors. The editors of the book are Maria Magnusson and Jovan Antovic, both at the clinical chemistry and blood coagulation research group, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, and all co-authors are all doctorate specialists working at Karolinska University Hospital.

“In recent years, there has been a rapid development in precision medicine investigations, hemophilia drugs, per oral anticoagulants and stroke care”, says Jovan Antovic and Maria Magnusson.

In order to highlight the many different aspects that doctors, nurses and laboratory personnel face in the care of patients with bleeding, blood clots and various blood clotting disorders, the chapters are written in collaboration between different specialist areas.

“It is important that the coagulation specialists at the coagulation lab and the child and adult coagulation clinics work across borders is important for the best interests of our patients. It was clearly shown during the Covid-19 pandemic, when blood clots affected many of the patients and new guidelines needed to be developed quickly”, says Jovan Antovic and Maria Magnusson.

In honor of the editor of the first edition, Professor Emerita Margareta Blombäck, the book is now changing its title to Blombäck Essential Guide to Blood Coagulation.

“Professor Blombäck is one of many pioneers in coagulation who has worked at Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute and contributed to Sweden’s strong role in the field of coagulation”, say Antovic and Magnusson.​

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