Blood clot in heart

Posted by bevh @bevh, Aug 19, 2021

I was previously diagnosed with a blood clot in my heart and put on blood thinners for a while. I was taken off blood thinners and assumed the clot was gone because my Doc gave the ok to have my defibrillator implanted. I have had subsequent echoes and it was no longer mentioned. I had an echo yesterday and was told By a different Dr. the blood clot was still there and would probably be there the rest of my life. Was anyone here told this and if there is added danger with this condition

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if you have been living with the blood clot for some time without pain and difficulty in walking etc. than it should theoretically be of no consequence…taking a daily aspirin or other blood thinners should help…if you want to see the exact position of the clot than you should go for an angiography…most clots can be removed and a stent put in place…a clot could be in the corner of an artery and thus be sidelined…

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@ihaq1

if you have been living with the blood clot for some time without pain and difficulty in walking etc. than it should theoretically be of no consequence…taking a daily aspirin or other blood thinners should help…if you want to see the exact position of the clot than you should go for an angiography…most clots can be removed and a stent put in place…a clot could be in the corner of an artery and thus be sidelined…

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It is in the bottom left side of my heart chamber

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Isn’t there a good chance it could travel?

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@bevh

It is in the bottom left side of my heart chamber

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@bevh Are you under control of a cardiologist? Talk to him about the blood
clot since it traveled to your heart what chance is there it could
travel to the other chambers we have 4 chambers so talk with your
cardiologist Make sure your taking 81 MG aspirin this acts as a blood
thinner. Good li
Uck keep us posted we care here .

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Has anyone had their tricuspid valve replaced? I am looking at open heart surgery and would appreciate any info from those who had the replacement. Thanks!
bjanderson

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Update: the technician who did my echo saw the clot and alerted the doctor who read my echo and a previous echo 8 months ago and said it was on that echo also. Later in the day my cardiologist called and said it was as a new clot and put me on eliquis. My point is, if the technician hadn’t alerted anyone, they might not have noticed it on this echo also. It’s frightening how much we have to depend on these doctors and how much they miss

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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, here you can meet @bevh, @bjanderson, @ihaq1, and @lioness who have posted about having a blood clot in the heart. @predictable may also have some thoughts on your question of how long you may have to stay on Warfarin and other questions you may have.

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@johnbishop

Hi Jim @thankful, here you can meet @bevh, @bjanderson, @ihaq1, and @lioness who have posted about having a blood clot in the heart. @predictable may also have some thoughts on your question of how long you may have to stay on Warfarin and other questions you may have.

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@johnbishop– Thank you John! Jim @thankful

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@thankful

@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

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i have been on clopidogerel and aspirin almost since 2014…doctors told me that i should be taking them for the rest of my life…i have two stents too…blood needs tobe thinned and i suppose one has to move onto warfarin and heparin eventually…echos are usually done by technicians and angiographies usually have doctors present…

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@predictable

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

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@predictable– Martin, so good to hear from you and thank you for sharing your experience with Coumadin.
Just for my clarity sake did you say that your blood coagulation dropped because your medical team asked you to skip your daily dose for two days and that is when you had a TIA?
I'm currently not experiencing any A-Fib and I will know this Thursday if my INR falls in the range we've been trying to find for over a month.
Glad to here you are satisfied with your team and what you are taking and a "steadily reliable" state is Wonderful!!
I will stay in touch with you as I jump through a few more hoops!
I always appreciate you candid and sage advise or simply sharing your life with all of us!
Thanks Much! Jim @thankful

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