Warfarin with heparin

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Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar m tn heparin until Warfarin build up in blood with INR 2.5. This brings me to now. I'm still taking Warfarin. Recently, I've noticed an increase in upper chest discomfort during stationary bike exercises. The discomfort begins about 10 minutes into a warm up session. I slow down enough for the discomfort to go subside and keep efforts on the low side to avoid having that pain. Once into the cycling session, I can increase efforts, but can feel that level upper chest discomfort.
1069105 tn?1256704012 Medical History: My Mom, age 71,lives in Singapore, has history of hypertension. She was hospitalized in 5/'09 for drug (Hypertension medication: methyldopa) induced Cholestasis prescribed by a new Dr. While hospitalized, she was diagnosed of Atrial Fibrillation (“2DE result: normal LV size & systolic function. No RWMA. LVEF 59%, Normal PASP 26mmHg. Trivial aortic & tricuspid regurigation.”) Aspirin (100 mg) was prescribed. ECG attached.
286207 tn?1249285627 so then they knew it was something with me that was causing the mc's. So they put me on heparin and baby aspirin and I conceived and gave birth to a healthy little girl in April. I will do heparin and baby aspirin again when starting to try for #2!!!
Avatar m tn Have been on Coumadin, well-controlled, with INR 2.5-3.5 throughout, with no significant incidents. Normal Sinus Rhythm. Normal Echo and Left Atrial dimensions. Mild HBP, well controlled, Cholesterol 166 with Lipitor 10mg QD. Extremely active physically (competitive volleyball, 2 to 6 hours/week for the last 20 years, generally with men half my age). My question concerns the pros and cons of adding a baby aspirin to the Coumadin therapy, mainly with respect to stroke prevention.
Avatar f tn 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.
770426 tn?1235065089 I have been on similar doses of warfarin since 1995, but just recently have had headaches that reach a scale of 7 maybe 8, with 10 being as perhaps the worse. I'm also on oxygen almost 24/7. Today I spoke to my vascular surgeon's PA and she had never heard of headaches with warfarin. Something is wrong somewhere. I'm from a very rural town and drive 2 hours to see many of my specialists. I am ready to make that drive and go through the ER. God bless all of y'all and I will pray for us all.
Avatar n tn She was put into hospital on February 1st after her regular doctor's visit with because she had fibrilation and they put her on Heparin for five days. She has always controlled her brady tachia cardia with breathing the way her now retired cardiologist taught her and she was not feeling any particular discomfort the day inn Feb. when the doctor put her into the hospital.
Avatar m tn heparin until Warfarin build up in blood with INR 2.5. This brings me to now. I'm still taking Warfarin. Recently, I've noticed an increase in upper chest discomfort during stationary bike exercises. The discomfort begins about 10 minutes into a warm up session. I slow down enough for the discomfort to go subside and keep efforts on the low side to avoid having that pain. Once into the cycling session, I can increase efforts, but can feel that level upper chest discomfort.
Avatar n tn Hello. The warfarin therapy alone may not be very beneficial. An added heparin therapy is needed. Warfarin interferes with the healing of the plaque in the vessels. Usually, warfarin can be taken for 3 to 6 months. But it depends on the clinical judgment of the surgeons.
Avatar f tn Certain antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone) should be avoided. Warfarin should be avoided and low weight Heparin should be used. If risk is there then caeserian should be done. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Most people with a mechanical heart valve take warfarin tablets, but warfarin is contraindicated in pregnancy. Heparin is supposed to be safe for the baby, but there is no oral heparin; it has to be injected. If I were in your sister's place, and I could live with the thought of not having children, I believe I would go ahead and get a mechanical valve.
Avatar f tn have been on clexane for 2 months now the doctors want to switch to warfarin. am worried it won't work as well as the heparin.
351404 tn?1299492730 My husband got this also and as we lived abroad a couple of years ago where there was no real choice, he got reverted with drugs in hospital a few times (you probably had heparin into the stomach to break up any blood clotting) and then went into permanent AF where he has been for the past two years! So it doesn't appear to kill you.... He has no real symptoms from it. I know each one is different though.
Avatar n tn Can you take what with it? In general, patients on heparin should not experiment with supplements without their doctor's approval. Supplements can be great, but they aren't as exact in their dosing as a drug like heparin, and doctors don't know much about them.
317019 tn?1327343013 my meeting with the high risk doctor went pretty well...since its known i have a blood clotting issue i was told i was going to be on heperin for the remainder of the pregnancy...i had to sit with a nurse to learn how to give myself the heperin shot....i was told i would be getting a lot of u/s....my first u/s will be scheduled on my appt 2/19...seems like forever away....but my doctor is hopeful that everything is going to be good this time around....
Avatar n tn On 12th December I had another total hip replacement and have been given Dabigatran but now have the same reaction. Large itchy red blotches covering my back and chest resembling chicken pox. Is Warfarin the only other alternative?
Avatar n tn I'm 80 years old and have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. So far I have no symptoms. My doctor wants to give me warfarin, but I am reluctant to take it. What other drug is available ?
1013028 tn?1250926867 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.
Avatar f tn I wanted to understand if he has to be cautious while using other drugs and what interaction Acitrom has with other drugs. He has been on Acitrom for a week now and has to use it for life. Also, could you please provide me with any website that gives all possible information on Acitrom? I searched through Google but wasnt successful in finding the relevant information. I found this website...Your quick reply will be highly appreciated.
Avatar n tn It is hard to say the chance of this recurring again, however, given your age (35) you would be at an increased risk of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality (e.g., Downs Syndrome). Warfarin is contra-indicated in pregnancy due to its association with fetal anomalies. Women on Warfarin are encouraged to switch to heparin (either unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin) throughout their pregnancy. Having had a blood clot you will be at risk of having another.
Avatar n tn continue through with warfarin, or to stop the warfarin and bridge in between with enoxaparin or heparin (as snconorm had done). http://www.circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/116/22/2531 So continuing through with warfarin seems to be the newer strategy. What would NOT be done is to stop anticoagulation altogether.
Avatar n tn Because the exact pathogenesis of the CRVO is not known, various medical modalities of treatment have been advocated with varying success such as medication, Plasmapheresis, or systemic anticoagulation with warfarin, heparin, and alteplase. For proper management, it is best that you discuss this with your ophthalmologist. Management will depend on variety of factors such as age and medical history of patient, extent and symptoms present. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn I have to start dissertation work soon, so would like to get the surgery over with quickly. The doc recommends removal of ovary with the cyst and also removal of the uterus. At first she suggested total hysterectomy, but I said, at 40, I am too young to not have an ovary (assuming no cancer, of course). Finally, due to my antiphospholipid syndrome, she prescribed Lovenox (I have been off the warfarin in preparation for the surgery). The Lovenox costs $1,300 for 10 days worth.
Avatar m tn I have the same history you do, of valve surgery and post-surgical HIT. You can take warfarin with a history of HIT. If you happen to have a mechanical valve, I'm sure you already are taking warfarin. If you're on warfarin, and you're wondering what to use for bridging, that would be Arixtra (fondaparinux). Fondaparinux is dispensed in syringes for subcutaneous injection, to be self-administered once a day. I've used it, and it's easy.
Avatar m tn I have had 4 mc and have recently talked with the doctors about trying to have another baby with this blood problem. As far as I can tell the only way I can do this is to give myself two shots of heparin a day and take a baby aspirin. The result would be a baby they say, but this scares me taking heparin and then having a c-section. Anyone else that has been diagnosed with this or whom can help me please respond. I am new on the site and I am a little unsure abot how this works.
Avatar n tn Ten days after giving birth to my 1st baby I had a pulmonary embolism so had Clexane injections initially along with 6 months of warfarin tablets. I am scared of this happening again so this time I am wanting to have Clexane injections during the pregnancy to prevent. Does anyone know at what stage of pregnancy I am likely to start these injections?
Avatar f tn I am a 31yr old female who has a mechanical mitral valve. I am taking warfarin daily and will be on anticoagulants for life. I was born with a hole in my heart which was patched when I was 4yrs old but then a hole developed on my MV which was repaired when I was 21yrs old. I then developed endocarditus when I was 27yrs and old and in 2004 had MVR surgery in the UK. I am fairly fit and regularly exercise although I am a little overweight for my height (according to the charts).
Avatar f tn Some would recommend chronic prophylactic use of heparin or warfarin to prevent such complications, however, these treatment also carries risks. For more information, you can visit this link: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410674_3 I suggest you discuss this more with your doctor or allergologist. Regards.
Avatar f tn It has been suggested that patients on long-term warfarin therapy (including those with mechanical heart valves or atrial fibrillation) who are undergoing minor elective invasive outpatient procedures (eg, colonoscopy, dental procedures) may have a slightly increased risk of perioperative bleeding if placed in some form of heparin therapy (eg, heparin bridge) than those who have their oral anticoagulation withheld for 4-5 days (major hemorrhage 3.7% vs 0.