Stroke treatment warfarin

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1488195 tn?1288153991 I'm 85 and have been on Warfarin for 3 years. #1 - Is this the best treatment? #2 - Even taking thinners, can I stroke out at any time?
Avatar f tn Eliquis which belongs to a class of drugs called Factor Xa inhibitors is a new generation oral anticoagulant / blood thinning drug and is expected to replace warfarin the current gold standard treatment for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The clinical data on Eliquis in atrial fibrillation is most impressive, when compared to Xarelto or Pradaxa.
1013028 tn?1250923267 Thrombosis can be prevented with heparin administration and treated with heparin and warfarin. If clots occur heparin followed by warfarin ( coumadin )is usually prescribed. Higher-than-usual doses of warfarin may be needed. Warfarin or Coumadin is prescribed to prevent strokes arising from atrial fibrillation and DVTs forming in the legs usually.
3287038 tn?1398422427 The key goals of Afib treatment are (1) rate control (2) stroke risk reduction and in some cases (3) rhythm control is also beneficial. Rate control is important because controlled heart rates mean less work for the heart (especially helpful in patients with reduced EF, but also for those with coronary disease and angina). Rate control also means fewer symptoms for our patients and that is also important. Stroke risk reduction is achieved either by targeting the platelets (i.e.
Avatar n tn My mother is believed to have suffered a stroke recently but we are not being told anything, after about a week of numbness and pins and needles she has lost all use of the right hand, there has been some numbness and slight slurring of the speach, she is now unable to hold a proper conversation due to forgetting what she was about to say mid sentence and gets headaches in well lit areas like shopping malls.
Avatar n tn I've been on 4mg/day warfarin since Jun/10, after a very minor stroke. I don't like it as it entails blood check every 7-10 days just to ascertain the right blood thickness. Would a right dose of aspirin be adequate substitute for warfarin?
Avatar f tn There is evidence from studies that in patients over the age of 75, there is increased risk of extracranial bleeding (outside the head) compared to treatment with warfarin. Advantages include no need for routine monitoring, and standard dosing. However, disadvantages include difficulty with reversal if bleeding occurs, and cost. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a newer drug which is approved for afib not due to valve abnormalities (like Pradaxa), and prevention of DVT after orthopedic surgery.
Avatar n tn Hello daughter had a eschemic stroke traumatic. She was in hospital for about three months to be stabalized.At home now . three months.
Avatar n tn The treatment for clots in the ventricle is warfarin. The clots usually become firm and do not embolize with time. If it is still soft clot, the warfarin will help to slowly reduce the size of it. There isn't much else that needs to be done now. I understand your concern about stroke. The longer you go on warfarin, the less likely you are to have a stroke from that source.
Avatar f tn These drugs arent only used for heart disease. I had a stroke due to a 100 percent occlusion of the carotid artery. After being on warfarin and plavix separatelyI had a TIA ,I am currently on both,and so far so good.Is this normal that my bleeding and bruising disappeared after combing the two drugs? i am happy but confused. Thanks Terry926 This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Plavix-vs-Coumadin/show/254168">Plavix vs Coumadin</a>.
Avatar m tn Within 3 minutes of onset of v-fib without treatment (CPR or cardioversion) your brain starts to die. Stroke CAN kill but absent VERY PROMPT treatment v-fib WILL INVARIABLY KILL YOU. Hence medication for rate control. If the rate control medication fails to work properly then they have to do something more drastic and invasive. The good news is that none of the treatment options after medication increases the liklihood of stroke if the patient is already on anti-coagulants.
Avatar n tn I have had some stroke like symptoms, so my doctor did a heat cath and told me I have a weakned heart and while I was on the heart monitor for 24 hours there were some PVC's. I do not know the difference or if they are the same or how it is treated. I have a follow up appt with my doctor, but worry I may have to have surgery.
Avatar m tn I'm a 47 year old male permanent afib have been on warfarin for 1 year by ep doctor because he wanted to convert me and put me on flecanide I opted not to take the drug because it does'nt realy bother me and he told me I don't need to take warfarin anymore because I'm otherwise cardio healthy and to just take a 325 aspirin, but my primary doc wants me to stay on warfarin, so I have been staying on warfarin until 2 days ago went to doc for something else and his assistant looked a
Avatar f tn Because I did not want to risk a stroke, I chose to fight and figure out how to make warfarin management work. So I made an appointment with a dietitian associated with with my coumadin clinic. That paid off in many ways. I learned to manage all the foods with vitamin K. I eat a consistent level of dark greens which helps me level out and stay in the therapeutic range. Because I am diligent, I have been able to lower my warfarin dose and stay around 2.5.
Avatar m tn ll be on propafenon or rhythmol to help keep me there. I take coumadin (warfarin) but then I am in permanent AFib... and suffer some of the same symptoms you mention... I am 70.
Avatar f tn What was the underlying cause of your congested heart failure? What specifically is the cause for a valve replacement? With a very experienced surgeon many valve operations can be done that doesn't include replacement. Long-term, low-dose treatment with warfarin may prevent clots, but it's not without risk. There's a risk of serious or even fatal bleeding — especially when warfarin is taken in high doses or for long periods of time...
612551 tn?1450022175 I had a surgical procedure last Thursday that required I stop all anticoagulant (warfarin) and aspirin (low dose) 5 days before the procedure. I recall my cardiologist being uncomfortable with the length of time I would be without clot prevention medications. I have permanent atrial fibrillation, so my heart is in the clot production mode 24/7. I have been back on warfarin and aspirin for two days and believe my INR is back in the 2-3 range.
Avatar f tn I was also told that I am at high risk for stroke. My thoughts are, why be a ticking bomb by never knowing when I will have a stroke, or when the aneurysm will rupture and have the surgery to correct the issue now. They say do not stress, well, I say welcome to life for one and for two, like I can live stress free from knowing I could die or have a stroke anytime. Any information will help. I've tried research, but there is not much on this. Thank you in advance for all your help.
Avatar n tn I have atrial fibrillation which is an arrythmic problem that can produce a stroke or heart attack, if not corrected. Cardioversion is shock treatment for the heart which is used to shock the heart back into normal sinus rhythm. I'm told that it won't always work, and six of them is already too many. So my question is, in view of my heart problem, is it reasonably safe to take the reclast injection.
Avatar n tn ve tried to read as much as I can about warfarin along the way. I even went to a day-long CEU workshop for medical professionals on warfarin management and got the certificate. But I'm still not an expert. To my way of thinking, the experts are the hematologists, pharmacists, and other health professionals who manage large numbers of people's warfarin on a daily basis.
1569985 tn?1328247482 I am going to a different hospital for oncology and they want me to discontinue Warfarin 7 days before and use a Lovenox bridge injection for the interim. I called my regular EP and they say no need. What would you do? 7 days seems a long time without blood thinner -- I'm on it because I'm at risk for strokes, right? Any comments and/or advice would be welcome. Also, any pep talks welcome!