Warfarin for pe

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Is there a protocol for the lenght of time on warfarin therapy after PE with the only risk factor being surgery?
Is it common to have a PE with no evidence of a DVT? Am I realisticly looking at Lovenox for the rest of my life? I am a 32 year old male with no prior history and according to the doctors in good health. A few women on my mother's side have had DVT's around childbirth, but to my knowledge, noone has shown any genetic predisposition that can be identified.
Hi, I am a frequent long and short haul traveller and after returning from a short (less than 2hour) flight in January I had bilateral popliteal DVTs and bilateral multiple pulmonary emboli. I'm going to have all the blood screening tests for thrombophilia once I come off warfarin and if those are OK I should be off warfarin. My concern is returning to flying and have the following queries: 1. Is flying time cumulative in terms of increased risk for DVTs?
I am also on coumadin with a target INR from 2 to 3, have been for a few years now for PE prophylaxis. I have never gotten the pains that you describe in your legs though....I wish I could be more helpful..
Hi there! After 7 months on Warafain for PE I was finally taken off of it about 6 weeks ago. I've been taking a coated 325mg aspirin everyday because naturally i'm a nervous wreck about clotting again. My genetic testing was fine. My question is, does aspirin really assist in keeping the platelets from forming clots? As well, how much of a role does being overweight play in the formation of blood clots if you have no other predisposing factors ie: no birth control, non smoker etc?
Discovered a PE 5 months ago, still have SOB with activity, and was just told I now have asthma. VQ and chest x ray done today show that the PE is still there, it has only shrunk a small amout. Does anyone know if this is normal? How long does it take to be able to breath well again? Does the asthma go away when the PE resolves?? I've been told countless times to "have patience, it takes a while". Anyone out there have similar issues or insite?
She had a pulmonary embolism last week (no known cause) and is currently receiving warfarin and heparin injections. I am concerned that these drugs may not be suitable for an AVM person. She hasn't yet seen a consultant to determine treatment options for the AVM. I also wonder whether the PE could be connected to the AVM. Does anyone have a similar experience or some advice about whether there are alternatives or I am worrying about nothing?
Hey, all, I have a question about warfarin. I have to take it for three months since I just had an ablation, and I am wondering if any of you women out there have experienced any heavy periods while being on it. I'm freaked out because I used to have heavy periods, although they got lighter after I started exercising regularly. I'm due around February 20th.
Hi I recently had heart valve replacement surgery and have been put on warfarin for the rest of my life. My question is this, how will warfarin afect my day to day life. I have a very keen interest in contact sports, such as soccer would I be able to continue to play these, and what are the risks in doing so? Is it possible to still have waxing done, i.e of the chest? And finally how long will it take for the INR to become stable, i have been on it for 5 weeks now, and my INR is at 3.
Due to my past history (5 years previously) of PE they kept me in. I left hospital and am now on warfarin. however i am still in pain. Normally it is just a general achey type pain (made worse when carrying heavy things reaching up to a shelf etc). I also still get breathless if i undertake a small amount of physical activity (e.g. using the vacuum cleaner) but every so often i get severe stabbing pains in my chest which can last for 1-5 mins then gradually ease off leaving me with the ache.
significant valvular regurgitation The pulmonologist, after consultation with a cardiologist, indicated that my heart was strained beyond what should have been its maximum physiologic capacity for an acute episode of PE. The docs said that there must have been some pulmonary hypertension prior to the episode that allowed my heart to acclimate to the pressure. I was given systemic thrombolytics. A few days later I was able to go off oxygen.
I was in the hospital for 4 weeks on Hem and then warfarin. I have not smoked or taken birth control for almost a year since the life event with a pulmonary emb in my lungs and liver which happened last June. Two weeks ago I started to smoke again and I have noticed certain changes... more headaces, vomiting, constipation, depression at times, sudden euphoria and etc. What can or will happen to me if I continue to smoke? Please be honest. thank you for your time in answering this question.
hello, last may I had a dvt in my left popliteal vein, a blood clot in my arm and symptoms in my right leg also which didn't show up on ultrasounds, but I'm sure there was a clot there also. I was on warfarin for 6 months and I went off it a month ago as the left leg showed to be dissolved and free of the clot. As I went off warfarin the symptoms of tingling/pain, muscle spasm and blood flowing around in my calfs and pooling in my feet worsened.
I have flu-like symptoms over half the time including chills, muscle pain, sinus and head pain, lymph nodes are large in my neck and fatigue. I am off the warfarin. COULD the PE and symptoms been caused by allergies? ( to treat this I am taking allegra d, singulair, rhinocort and now Mucilex.
I was subsequently put on anti-coagulation drugs (first was Clexane injections morning and night (hospital in the home treatment) for 12 days with Coumadin tablets; Warfarin). I never really got very bad pain until a month later where it was very bad indeed. I had chest pain and in also the left arm, I was taking Morphine drugs Oxycontin and Endone and even Panadienne Forte at times. I was very drowsy and sleepy. Late August I contracted a respiratory infection and was very sick indeed.
I was subsequently put on anti-coagulation drugs (first was Clexane injections morning and night (hospital in the home treatment) for 12 days with Coumadin tablets; Warfarin). I never really got very bad pain until a month later where it was very bad indeed. I had chest pain and in also the left arm, I was taking Morphine drugs Oxycontin and Endone and even Panadienne Forte at times. I was very drowsy and sleepy. Late August I contracted a respiratory infection and was very sick indeed.
small stellate filling defect within the right lower lobe pulmonary artery suggestive of chronic PE. Right greater than left atelectasis, small right pleural effusion, contrast reflux into the right inferior vena cava please correlate with right sided heart failure. Two weeks before this diagnosis of DVT and then CT results, I was in the PCP office with chest pain. He had a VQ scan performed. The VQ scan was negative. I was admitted to the ICU for two days.
This is for Barney22 - I am interested in your comment that you had a PE and am pleased that you have had no problems with your lungs since. What treatment did you have for it and did you have to have follow up care for the PE. I was put on high dose Clexane injections (blood thinners) and this was reduced after the operation to 40ml per day. I am fighting at the moment to come off these as I have been on them for 9 months but they want me to go on Warfarin - NO WAY!!
Hi, Yes you can opt for triptans. Triptans are an important part of abortive therapy for migraine. Triptans specifically target serotonin which is the neurotransmitter responsible for migraines. Please discuss this option with your treating doctor. Apart from this magnesium supplements and biofeedback therapy have been found to be very useful in preventing migraine attacks. Take care!
Have been on Warfarin/Coumadin for five yrs now. Have not learned much from personal HIV physician in regards to DVT/PE but have browsed relevant and helpful info on Medhelp.org Dr is wondering if HIV has any affect on Functional S and or DVT/PE Another Q? Does PT/INR have to be in the 2.5-3.5 range for EVERYONE to be as effective? Other resources/info would be appreciated.
She is now waiting to have a biopsy, to find the cause of the fluid, she has had about 3 litre drained off because she was in distress. warfarin had to be stopped for this so having to wait for levels to drop. She is very unwell and not eating but her stomach is still big think she may have fluid there too. when the fluid is drained it is the colour of red wine. Could this fluid be connected to the build up in her leg. Have you any idea what the cause may be.
I have been on warfarin ever since I have come off for 25 days so i can have the genetic testing done to see if i have a clotting problem but as soon as i go back to the doctor she made it clear she feels i need warfarin for the rest of my life even if there isnt a clotting problem, she said her decision is based on my age (46) the circumstances behind the surgery(the fact that it was done quickly(35 minutes) there were no complications and the fact that i got up immediately after surgery and w
I had a severe DVT and took warfarin for six months. I was taken off it per my former MD and then had a near-fatal PE from another clot! I was taking aspirin when I had the PE. If you read the literature, even therapeutic levels of warfarin won't guarantee preventing subsequent clots. If I were you, I'd get the second opinion but STAY ON WARFARIN FOR LIFE and make the necessary adjustments. I also have no known genetic predispositions to DVT.
49 yo female, On warfarin for 2 yrs for APS: (showers of splinter hemorrhages, poss. PE 2 early misscarriages, 1 very diff preg- but healthy baby :), 2+- 8hr srokes R eye, 5 burst vessels in digits & 1 in lower leg after strong pinching pain and release then large bruise. Migraine daily for 3 months, Meniere's 30 days, episodic acute abd. symptoms `4x/yr). Since Warfarin get 4 splinter hem. at a time, occ numbness & tingling. Did have 1 yr.
Ive been on coumadin reguarly never stopped for for 16months now I cant lose weight either so i asked my heart dr If it prevents weight loss or causes weight gain And he sed no coumadin does not cause or Prevent weight gain. Ive been on it all this time bc i had pe And dvt so im on it for life he says cause im 21 with a clotting problem i found out after i Started birth control jolessa n smoked ended Up in er for 2weeks almost died.
9 Months ago I had a DVT, Which broke off and became a PE. The DVT was in my Left Knee, and after 3 months of using Warfarin and several Ultrasounds and VQ Scans Later I was diagnosed as Fine and no more need for the Warfarin.
When he went to hospital he was admitted for a week and the doctos said that he has a blood cloth for which he was given Warfarin and has been taking it every day for the past 2 months and that his heart is not beating properly anymore. All of a sudden his bottom part of the legs have developed lots of red spots and his feet are now a one whole red bruise, leaving him with a lot itching! The doctors said that they do not know what is the reason for these spots!!
Hi Tim my name is Samantha. I had a PE when I was 16 years old and pregnant my PE came from my pregnacy. I am now 20 but I am still scared to death that it will return one day. I went to a blood specialist and he couldn't even tell me why this occured. Other doctor's have told me that it will prolly never happen again but hey i was 1 in every 100,000 women that got it I wish the best for you and it does help ease the mind when you go get a check up and a second opinion.
I'm wondering what the chances of recurrance are while having a therapeutic INR? Everyone i've seen believe the PE was caused from a Strep B infection that left me septic. I've been reading up on Septic Pulmonary Emboli and it makes sense. However I'm having a horrible time dealing with the whole thing. I worry constantly about dying even though I have no predisposing factors and no hereditary factors not to mention that the dr's keep telling me i'm fine.
After someone has a pulmonary embolus they need warfarin for at least 6 months to prevent further pulmonary emboli. Warfarin for this indication is far better than aspirin. The reason to take the warfarin as one dose in the evening is that the blood tests (INR) are frequently done in the AM and then the dose can be altered that same evening if the INR indicates a change is needed.
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