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AFib questions

Posted by @peggyd, Mar 23, 2016

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?

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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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

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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Yes, he said unless it comes through which he didn’t think would happen. Thanks for the help. Question, should I get another opinion?

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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Hello Dannydamon,
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,
Martishka

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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Hello,
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.
martishka

@colleenyoung

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.

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I think I am going to leave this site. I have asked a question and know one has the answer. Thanks

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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Colleen,as long as suture doesn’t come through skin, OK. Might get a 2nd opinion.

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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I had an ablation 3 years ago and no a-fib for 6 mos then a-fib reoccurred and a second “clean-up” was preformed and again no a-fib for 2 & 1/2 yrs then a-fib showed up but it was for only three hours each time for two sessions and i went back into rythm and have remained so for the last three months
I was on blood thinner for the first ablation and only on aspirin(81mg) for the last 2&1/2 years until the two three hour episodes I am 74 and to play it safe I’m back on the blood thinner for stroke safety
I hope to go back to aspirin soon !!??
as you know a-fib is for life and with control a normal life is what can be expected
I work out on a eliptical machine 10min upon arising then do weights at 3pm and walk 30min after dinner
I eat heart healthy
hope this helps

ron

@colleenyoung

Hi @billmichalski,
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?

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I don’t know about the ref to sutures ??
thanx
ron

Hi

I’m 74

I had nose bleeds until my thinners had time to adjust in my system and vice/versa

I was on effient then was on both effient and pradaxa together

I am now on only the pradaxa

The only side effects I seem to have now is a down sensation about 45min from dose time then I’m aokay

I also do my med with food and do better

Hope this helps

Ron

@dannydamon I could’t figure out how to reply to you on the Mayo Clinic Discussion. I would have a discussion with the cardiologist who has been following you since you left the hospital and ask him if you still have Afib. The can do a holter monitor test where they monitor you for 24 hours or even a week to see if you still have Afib. If you don’t have it then you can see if there is any reason why you need to stay on Warfarin. I was put on xarelto instead of warfarin because I couldn’t manage taking it 4 times a day. Good luck. If you do have Afib, there are a couple of procedures they can do to reverse it. Most people don’t have symptoms so you might still have it.

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