Clotcast, NATF’s new limited-series podcast, encourages open and ongoing dialogue between healthcare providers and patients by teaching proven communication techniques and empowering patients to be active participants in their care.

Moderated by Dr. Neil Skolnik, the podcast host of the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Core Update, Clotcast’s episode themes range from patient empowerment to improving patient-provider communication.

Season 1 Clotcast Episodes:

Clotcast Season 1 Episode 1: Mind The Gap – This episode addresses the need to bridge communication gaps between healthcare providers and patients and provides tips and techniques for fostering strengthened communication.

Clotcast Season 1 Episode 2: The Empowered PatientThis episode discusses the importance of being an active participant in your own care and provides key tips for self-advocacy!

Clotcast Season 1 Episode 3: Small Habits, Big Changes – This episode focuses on the link between heart attack, stroke, and blood clots and how small, healthy habits can help prevent these big events.

Clotcast Season 1 Episode 4: Drugs Don’t Work in Patients That Don’t Take Them – This episode addresses the importance of medication adherence… after all, drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them!

Clotcast Season 1 Episode 5: From Heart Disease to Healthcare – This episode addresses the burden of heart disease and its far-reaching impact on patients, providers, and the US health system.

Where Else to Listen to Clotcast:

You can also listen to & download episodes of Clotcast from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts!

About Clotcast Season 1

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, killing nearly 18 million people every year. More than 80% of these deaths occur after a heart attack or stroke. In the US alone, heart disease claims a life every 36 seconds and continues to be the #1 cause of death among most underserved communities and people of color. 

Heart disease is preventable – but there are many factors that can impact a person’s risk beyond lifestyle and genetics. Clotcast aims to explore some of these underrecognized issues, such as medication adherence and patient-clinician communication. In this five-episode series, our esteemed host, Dr. Neil Skolnik, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University, brings clinicians and patients together to discuss lessons learned from their collective experiences with thrombosis, heart disease, and the healthcare system at large.