Plavix and oral surgery

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Avatar n tn How long must one be on Plavix to keep coated stents open? I need knee surgery badly and need to be off Plavix for 5 days prior to surgery. Cardiologist has vetoed all surgery. I have 3 stents and with 2 of the stents, I have been on Plavix for 15 months and the last stent..on Plavix for 9 months. What is Cleveland Clinics thoughts on this? Question #3. Recent CT scan of chest shows calcification in the Lad and mid RCA.
Avatar f tn My 85 yr old mother did an extensive program of oral chelation, and she is the sole sibling (of nine) in her family, that has not had to have bypass surgery.
Avatar n tn As far as thrombosis goes, it is extremely important that therapy with asa and plavix is continued indefinitely. In addition to the above, it is important to stay on statins and ace inhibitors because these are the only oral drugs that have been proven to prevent restenosis. Stress elimination is very important. You will have to internalize things a bit and try to resolve your problems without causing too much conflict.
Avatar f tn I am now farsighted. They cannot do surgery on me as I am a heart patient and on Plavix. 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.
Avatar m tn Keep yourself hale and hearty on World Heart Day Rajiv Mani, TNN Sep 29, 2011, 01.29pm IST Tags: World Heart Day|World Health Organization ALLAHABAD: The increasing number of heart ailments in India raises serious concerns. Doctors say precaution is the best cure and people need to make changes in their lifestyle and eating habits to keep heart diseases at bay.
Avatar m tn I watched an online surgery video recording where a patient had stents inserted. The cardiologists then took questions from an audience of doctors and the public. One question posed was "does plavix have to be stopped for dental surgery". The reply was "no, plavix has actually been shown not to produce uncontrollable bleeding and even a tooth extraction is very safe". This was a video from 2009, so I'm wondering if the general concensus has now altered.
Avatar f tn I also have a Large Detached Lighted Viteous floater with a suspected retina tear but the anxiety of being not believed by the surgeon caused severe angina pains and I am under the care of two great heart doctors here and had a heart cath and am on Plavix. .. The two new eye doctors, I.e. Lasix and Retina/Vitreous Specialists, who both diagnosed my Lighted Vitreous detachement that is floating all over my eye, do not want me to have any type of more surgery until the heart settles down.
Avatar n tn Was the pain of the extaction unbearable and how did you cope with it?I wonder if I could endure it? I am supposed to have oral surgery in a few weeks using a caine type of numbing agent which will be very risky since I had heart problems using those before.I would rather not go that route if I don't have to..Please help with any suggestions if you can..
Avatar n tn If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and 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.
Avatar m tn fatique after stents by dadsgirl38, 2 minutes ago My dad had 3 stents put in in March of 09', he continues to be extremely tired and weak (flu like symptoms) he is taking plavix. He also states sometimes it feels like there is something crawling under his skin. Also pain or cramping in his legs. Is anyone had any or all of these symptoms? if so, can you tell me what is causing this or how to deal with it. We have talked to the doctor several times and he states that is normal.
Avatar n tn I am a 41 yr old, 242 lbs (very over weight) 5'4" female. I had a small hole repaired in my heart, PFO, 6 years ago. I also have heart arrhythmia's. I am currently taking Plavix, Asprin 81 mg, Toprol XL 200 mg, & Keppra 1000 mg for a mild seziure siorder. I am also a kidney patneit not on dyalisis just have to be watched, I just get infections a lot, this I was born with. I have 2 fairly simple questions I would like a another opinion on.....just being safe :) #1.
Avatar n tn Last mos, swelling very bad, not responding to oral meds she is hospitalized with bnp over 400 and heart failure - diastolic? IV diuretics worked and edema gone. Then potassium dropped to 2.4 and she was in for IV potassium. 2 weeks later her skipped beats are back and she says they hurt they come so fast and the edema is coming back and hard to breathe again. She is also complaining of a chest pressure (she has it with exertion) but now without exertion and she takes nitro regularly.
Avatar n tn The first night post surgery he was on the vent and was consious the whole night and petrified that he was choking. In the morning the nurse told us he slept all night and was not given anything to sedate him. He was placed in the hospital a week prior to the surgery due to having been given plavix at a small ER he first reported to with chest pain so when he arrived at the bigger hospital he had to wait. He also had a run of afib and was put on amiodorone drip. He also took percocet.
Avatar n tn As a consequence of this it is not prescribed as frequently, and remains the 3rd most common oral anti platelet on the market.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn You might keep your INR in range with strict attention to foods that affect it. The new oral anticoagulants that are most advanced in development are dabigatran and rivaroxaban. They require no monitoring. There's also a once per week injectable: biotinylated idraparinux.
Avatar n tn my husband is 51 years old and has had by-pass surgery,and has a mechanical valve and is having sever side effects from the coumadin. We need a safe alternative for coumadin without compromising his health. We are looking for a doctor to help support this transition.We reside in PA. and hope to find a medical doctor that will monitor this change, what is your opinion?
Avatar m tn So I go to a Vascular place near me and they do ultrasounds on both legs, and the nurse practitioner on duty said they could not even talk about doing VNUS on the other leg as they discovered two blood clots in my right leg, and those had to be immediately addressed first. According to her, I have two clots, and while they are both superficial, they are both "very close" to a main arterial area, scaring them that these could move/shift and become DVT type clots.
Avatar n tn My cholesterol level is at 135, my blood pressure is normal, and my weight is proper. I would like to avoid bypass surgery and I have been reading about EDTA Chelation to remove the plaque. My concern is the interaction with statin, beta blockers, and Plavix(blood thinner)drugs I am taking. I have read that Oral Chelation is only a fraction of the effectiveness of IV chelation and that it is a synthetic amino acid.
Avatar n tn I am now on a full dose aspirin and 75mg's of plavix, and always will be. I also take neurontin to try to compensate for the lost voice, it works somewhat but only time will tell.
Avatar n tn Use ginkgo supplements under the supervision of a health care provider if you are diabetic and taking insulin or oral blood sugar lowering drugs. Cylosporine -- Ginkgo biloba may help protect the cells of the body during treatment with the immunosuppressive (decreases immunity) drug cyclosporine.
Avatar n tn oral contraceptives, migraine, and PFO have been found to be associated with strokes independently in different studies. You've done the right things in terms of stopping the birth control and aggressive migraine prevention and treatment. As for the PFO, the jury is still out as to what the best approach is: Invasively, there is surgery vs percutaneous closure.
Avatar f tn My dad is stubborn and has only been to a doctor once in the past 40 years until Monday a week ago and that was when he had an ulcer burst and had to have surgery. I financially support my parents and insurance on him is way too high for me to afford. Dad has a history of very high blood pressure and ulcers. That Monday, Dad had a stroke. He was in the hospital for about 28 hours when they released him. He was diagnosed with a stroke and hardened arteries.
Avatar m tn There was no significant increase in plaque build up because I started taking Co Q10 and fish oil and product called Cardio Clear (Calcium based Oral Chelation) but it had become 100% blocked with scar tissue and a clot.
Avatar n tn Six weeks ago I had oral surgery for an abscessed tooth and shortly thereafter had angina for about a week. It has subsided completely at present. At the time of the angina bouts I saw my Dr who did a nuclear stress test. It showed some ischemia in the lower regions of the heart so he sent me to a cardioligist who has prescribed me atenalol while I wait for an ultra fast CT scan. My BP was 128/88 or what they called the 'high side of normal'.
429949 tn?1224695179 Can the neuro not tell the difference in demyelinating lesions and vascular infarcts? I am so confussed and scared and tired of not knowing what happened to me two years ago! I need some advise please!
Avatar n tn I had the implants put in 6 months ago and the dentist, oral surgeon and my GP are all tryiing to tell me it has nothing to do with the implants. I am going crazy, the pain is awful. At a loss after reading these, I thought an ear, nose and throat doctor could help but from what I have read, I have doubt. What do you do, get them out??? Scared and hurting all the time.
Avatar n tn I am a 44 year old woman in good health - low cholesterol, low blood pressure, normal weight, and not taking oral contraceptives nor do I smoke - and I had a stroke 3 months ago. I went to go to bed, and felt a weird sensation in my head, and stood up and started falling down, felt very disoriented, slurred speech, unctrolled movements in limbs, vomiting, and alot of pressure and load noises in my ears.
Avatar n tn The official word from my discharge is not to lift anything over 2 lbs. and to pretend like I had abdominal surgery. Please, I can lift a 30 lb. dumbbell over my head without even thinking about it, & I can do my fair share of sit-ups, so give me some information that is relevant to me. So, I contacted a sports medicine orthopedist that I have seen to see if he knows any doctors who work with athletes recovering from this condition or other head/cardiovascular type injuries/stroke.
147426 tn?1317269232 5/2004 Total Right Hip replacement surgery (back and hip pain disappeared) but my left side arm and leg became weaker after surgery. 2/2005 dieulafoy lesion which required a blood transfusion. It is a bleeding artery in the stomach and happens spontaneously, without warning. There is no known cause.