Plavix and emergency surgery

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I had indeed bleeding issues spent a long, long time in the hospital. Recently I had to have a foot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was taken off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> a week before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>, but was advised to stay on 81mg aspirin as I have significant heart trouble. With just the aspirin, I had to wear an ankle cuff during the foot Surgery to suppress the bleeding.
My heart Dr will not let me go off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my surgeon will not do the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> while on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>. What happens in a situation like this?. I am between a rock and a hard place. If neither Dr gives in what do I do? If I have an attack and end up in the ER wouldn't they have to do Emergency sugery?. Does this mean that anyone on Plavix can never have Surgery unless it's an ermergency. What is your opinion on going off Plavix temporarily for Surgery. I would welcome anyones advice.
After that length of time it is generally believed to discontinue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> but remain on aspirin. Although <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> aspirin are anti-platelet agents, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> has a different mechanism of action that seems to be specialized for drug eluding stent to prevent restenosis. Laviquin is an antibiotic medication! and there is a class-action suit against Laviqiin providers that is currently unresolved.
Can't argue with success. Interesting that I had triple bypass <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> for ONE day before the procedure. I guess a lot of it is just doctors covering their collective *****.
That said, backtracking seven years ago when I was taking 150mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>, I had a bowel obstruction which was life-ending, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> Surgery needed to take place. The Surgeon had back-up blood platelets and proceded. Surgeons don't like Plavix, of course, but certainly know how to deal with those who need immediate Surgery. Plavix is in my opinion a life saver, I'm back taking 150 mg as well as 325mg of aspirin.
I HAVE 3STENTS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i can't come off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>.. I had a colonoscopy this morning for diagnostic reasons and I am full of polops,but they couldnt take any out while I am on Plavix...Last time I went off Plavix for 2 days I had my 2nd heartattack so I CAN NOT GO OFF OF IT..I hac Surgery to remove a salivary gland and had to stay overnight for obsevation and everything turned out all right.. Is there anyway to remove these polops while on Plavix ?
I talked to my cardiologist and he said he had talked to the surgeon <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> for me to come off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> for 10 days. Three weeks after stopping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> I was back in the cath lab and had a stint inserted. I do not come off Plavix for any reason now. I have 6 stints in my heart and one in my neck. Last week they would not remove my cataract because it was only 3 months since I had 2 stints inserted in my heart. Could not do it until six months had passed. I had open heart in 2004.
I'm far from being qualified to give you an answer, but I'll tell you what happened to me while taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 81mg aspirin. I had to have an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> bowel obstruction <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was, like you, going through aggressive CAD at the same time. I'd had several stents and an MI within months of this GI problem. My GI surgeon told me that during the conference with the Cardiologist, the heart trumps other organs.
I experienced an unexpected condition that required immediate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> two years ago when taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> (double bowel obstruction), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had to have transfusions during the Surgery. Hopefully, you work out or walk or do some form of exercise. If you experience an increase in breathlessness or angina when doing exercises that didn't cause breathlessness previously, contact your doctor. I hope you let us know how you are doing without Plavix.
I go for an EGD and colonoscopy on Thursday. Finally, got the clearance as I have to be off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> for 5 days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am hoping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so is my cardio that a heart event does not happen, i.e. clot in the stented area. I am having mine at Methodist DeBakey Hospital. I have a great gastro doctor. With esophageal spasms, yes they can feel like Angina but I try the MAALOX route first. I also do a couple of deep hard coughs and this sets things back into normal after a minute or so.
I know they were giving me all my regular meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then I do know that they had started giving me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I remember them mentioning a beta blocker!!!
While still taking Plavix, I had the misfortune of developing a bowel obstruction which required <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>. The fact that I was was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> was a major concern, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> took place expecting bleeding problems. Some bleeding did take place but they were prepared for it and I got through it OK. As Kenkeith suggests, when I had planned medical procedures when taking Plavix, I just quit taking it a week ahead of the planned procedures.
They were placing a stent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they perforated the artery. He required <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> CABG <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>, but came through it well. Thankfully he was in the care of an excellent cardiac hospital when this happened. It is quite a rare complication from my understanding. I hope you are doing well.
I would truly recommend minimally invasive cardiac Surgery , patients can avoid the discomfort <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fear surrounding open heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> enjoy a faster recover <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shorter hospital stay. Patients with non-heart-disease-related cardiac conditions, like mitral valve defects or heart murmurs, can also benefit from top treatments – such as pacemaker insertion or Miami Cardiology .
Lately though I get a feeling like real lightheadedness and that clogged feeling in my neck/ears. Like I'm going to faint. I ride it out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it goes away. Is this an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> or a warning or is it just because of the blockage? I will be seeing a doctor soon, I hope. Thank you in advance.
We have having a hard time finding someone who will perform <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> to remove. All my reserach says the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cumadin/wayferin will only help with growth of the clot not removing the clot that is already there. Our internist does not recommend Surgery for the large clot but I am so scared it is going to kill her or remder her paralized.
I had a double bowel obstruction requiring Emergency Surgery immediately several years ago when taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bleeding was a concern <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a problem during the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>. That being said, I'm still standing.
I also had another major blockage but it was left unstented due to the reqirement of a drug eluding stent and the fact I was scheduled for neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> three days after the heart attack <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was postponed for obvious reasons. My cardiologist insist stenting is the right way to go. While hospitalized with the heart attack my catherization site began bleeding more than anticipated and the nurse summoned a doctor- who happened to be from the bypass Surgery team.
But in in one occasion in 2009 pain did not stop.So I had to be hospitalized <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> underwent bypass <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span>. Then studied life after open heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> and discontinued medications with effect from June 15,2010. Now interalia I am regular and rigorous in PMR.
I am now farsighted. They cannot do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> on me as I am a heart patient <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>. The stress has caused severe angina attacks. I had to find new doctors as the group I was seeing would not acknowledge my discomfort. New eye doctors did. I feel your pain. I feel your frustration. I feel you sadness. I feel your anxiety. My church is praying for me. I will add your name. God Love You.
These medications could result in excessive bleeding during some oral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> procedures. Ask your dentist if oxygen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> nitroglycerin are available in case a medical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> should arise during your office visit.
The Surgery was unsuccessful. I had a bad reaction to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was dehydrated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sick, so they were (after 2.5 hours of trying unable to thread the catheter needles through the hole to get the closure device in place. REALLY frustrating.
I do not have a right to left shunt, but because she says some of the places on my MRI scan indicate a TIA she wants me to take 75mg a day of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span> to prevent further clottine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> emboli from crossing, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> she has prescribed 500mg a day of Depakote. She feels if we get rid of the migraines the numness and tingling on my left side will go away. She feels ome of it is from the PFO and some from complicated migaines.
If I do any physical activity my hands <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feet will turn very red <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> be very hot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
I had some bleeding but nothing that required a transfusion. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> was extremely successful. Also, I had a successful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> to correct a bowel obstruction. A bowel obstruction like I had trumps just about any other condition, as there is a clock running on your life when an obstruction occurs. The same protocol was observed and the Surgery was successful with one transfusion.
I now have to take about a billion pills a day, lol. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Plavix</span>, asprin, coreg, zocor, zoloft, percocet, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ibuprofen. Oh yeah, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> rantadine cause I have an ulcer from all the other meds and I have nitro pills that I have to keep with me all the time. I have been hypertensive since I was a teenager and at about the age of 21 my family doc put me on norvasc, I rarely took it and my bp hovered around 160/90-110 for years, my cholesterol was 346 las time I had it checked.
I ended up with an embilical hernia from being inactive and thenover lifting during my recovery. I need corrective <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> when I can stop the effient. (its not an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Emergency</span> yet) I went through the cardiac rehab and was looking forward to getting off some of the meds. I am all for the long run but I worry about fatal bleeding and liver damage.
i then went on to have a few more heart attacks, prob due to the stress of the shock of it all,in nov i had open heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Surgery</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am still recovering.....yes its been hard, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> yes ,i feel ,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have all the syptoms that i have read in this forum, matter what any -one tells you ,all that you feel" is real"........."to all off us".....and yes it is one thing i would,nt wish on anyone.....however........if what i say helps...please read on.....
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