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Blood clot in heart

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Mar 8 10:17pm | Replies (23)

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@thankful asks if anyone has had a clot developein their heart?
Were you put on Warfarin or some other blood thinner and how did it go?
Initially my cardiologist said the clot should dissapate in 3-4 months and I may not need to be on Warfarin any longer, but my next appt. was with my PA associated with my cardiologist who said I may need to be on Warfarin the rest of my life.
Any feedback of your experiences would be greatly appreciated! Jim @thankful

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Hi, Jim (@thankful). I'm weighing in with a positive answer to your question about a clot developing in my heart. I'm on Coumadin for several years after a diagnosis of A-fib, and four years ago, a small clot developed in my heart (the atrium, upper chamber) and took a trip into my brain where it got caught and caused a "small stroke." The incident happened after my blood coagulation dropped unexpectedly, rose again when my medical team convinced me to skip my daily Coumadin dose for two days. No trouble since then. I remain asymptomatic in A-fib and regularly (faithfully) take my anticoagulant and have my blood checked in the lab every other month. I expect to be on Warfarin (10 mg daily) indefinitely to prevent a recurrence of my stroke. There are treatments for A-fib that could get me off the drug, but my status is so steadily reliable without much inconvenience that I don't feel the need for surgery to give me a permanent fix, as it has for three of my friends. As long as I remember my Coumadin and my lab tests, I'm good to go. Martin

Hi! I was diagnosed with a heart blood clot. I was put on Warfarin and was on it for 5 months. MRI showed that clot had dissolved. I do not take warfarin any longer, but have to take aspirin to keep blood clot from reforming. I have Dilated Cardiomyopathy that progressed to Congestive Heat Failure with a reduced ejection fraction. That will never change, and will get worse over time. I will be taking some form of blood thinners the rest of my life. There are several Anticoagulants and Warfarin is one. Ask your doctor to switch you to one that doesn’t need constant monitoring and major food restrictions. I couldn’t deal with the food restrictions. I love greens. Hope this helps! 🙂