Good morning! I’m almost 66 years old, with infrequent AFib and on Eliquis. Sunday evening I had a spectacular nosebleed and went to the ER, where the attending physician inserted an epistaxis nasal pack (the kind with the inflatable balloon). I’m getting it removed tomorrow. What can I expect when it comes out–besides my own reaction of dancing gleefully around the office? Blood? Clots? Scabs? A genie? Thanks for your help!
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Hi @peggyd, welcome to Connect.
I love your sense of humor. Would that be nice if it were a genie that would pop out. LOL.
On a more serious note, I’m tagging @martishka @gonefishinmt @Weedy @twptrustrek on this discussion, all of whom live with AFib. They may have experiences to share with nosebleeds and getting a nasal pack removed.
I had open heart Surgery they said I had some AFig after surgery so they put me on warfarin my INR is to be around 2 some days it is a little low so I take more warfarin then the next time they check it it is to high so they lower it. In the last 6 months I have had two cardagrams and it did not show AFig when do you think I can stop taking warfarin.
Welcome @dannydamon, I moved your message here so you could meet others living with AFib. I’m also tagging @HeartPatches as she may have some thoughts about warfarin.
72 year old male, avid runner, AFib diagnosed 3 years ago, pulse 20 in May 2014, pacemaker put in, April 2015 started to erode, taken out and new one put in other side, right side of chest. Sept2015 pulse 200, 2nd pacemaker taken out and pacemaker-defibrillator put in in left side, about a week ago, noticed a sharp point where the pacemaker-defib is, went to doctor who implanted all 3 and he said it looks as if the sleeve of the suture is pointing out, not through the skin which he didn’t think would happen, but I am concerned, do I need to do something about it?
Welcome to Connect. Good for you with keeping up the exercise.
I moved your message to this thread so you could connect with other members with AFib. I also tag @Weedy @twptrustrek.
I have to admit, I’d be concerned if the sleeve of the suture is pointing out. Did the doctor say there was nothing to be worried about?
I only had AFib in the hospital and never had any more. Why am I still on Warfarin for over a year. Hope you can give me a answer. Thank You
Yes, he said unless it comes through which he didn’t think would happen. Thanks for the help. Question, should I get another opinion?
It is possible that you have “silent a fib”. Some people have it and are unaware of it… Perhaps that is true for you.
If so, blood thinners are important.
Hope that helps,
I would get a second opinion. About 15 years ago I was told that I needed a sinus node ablation and a pacemaker. I consulted another dr and the decision was not to
go down that path. It has worked out well for me. I do value second and third opinions if necessary. I think it would help. Good luck.
I think I am going to leave this site. I have asked a question and know one has the answer. Thanks