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Apsac Clot Buster
No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: A hemorrhoid blood clot, also known as a thrombosis, is usually treated with making incision to remove clot or hemorrhoid under local anesthesia in office or ER. However, it is critical for us to tell our patents that it will resolve on it's own within a week or so because or own blood system has enzymes that will dissolve the clot. So if you treat pain and do hot tub baths it will resolve ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Plavix (clopidogrel) and afib: ACTIVE trial -Plavix (clopidogrel) +ASA(100) reduced vascular event ( stroke, MI, embolism) in AF with bleeding comparable to warfarin,but ACTIVE W trial noted warfarin was superior to ASA + Plavix (clopidogrel) in preventing vascular events. That said The AHA does not recommend adding Plavix (clopidogrel) to ASA. The first choice is warfarin followed by dabigitran, apixaban and rivaroxaban.ASA would be last. Talk to a cardiologist. ...Read more
Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel) and pregnancy? Im 30 and had a stroke from a clot in super skinny vert. Atrery blood clot.
Please : See hematologist and high risk obstetrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Anticoagulation medications are used to treat pulmonary embolism. Initially heparin, Lovenox or fondapriunux may be given. Coumadin (warfarin) (wararin) is used for several months to help prevent new clots. Some patients who cannot receive anticoagulation medication may require surgery to remove the clot or the placement of filters to trap clots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood to prevent new clots from forming --is there anything in Coumadin (warfarin) to actively dissolve clot that are already formed or are?
No: Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin) actively breaks down clot...Only fibrinolytic agents like tpa do this and are given intraarterially or intravenously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting?
No: It doesn't dissolve clots - it lowers the risk of new ones forming. ...Read more
1/23/14 diag w non occlusive dvt. Put on xarelto had repeat ultrasound. No change in clot. Why? Medical options? Vascular surgeon? More xarelto?
Pharmacomech lysis: Xarelto doesn't dissolve dvt. Its goal is prevention of clot extension. It requires your body to heal the clot. Thrombolytic drugs e.g. Tpa (alteplase) dissolve clot. Xarelto is not a thrombolytic drug. Pharmacomechanical methods can both dissolve clot and remove the obstruction of blood flow that they cause. These methods are performed by endovascular specialists, typically interventional radiologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr say 5-10% chance of brain bleed from blood thinner meds is high risk? Mom has blood clots from fall in brain and DVT 1 dr says meds, 1, 1 not sure
Filter: It does appear that anticoagulant therapy would be risky in this situation. An alternative is to insert an IVC filter to prevent the blood clot from traveling from the leg to the lungs. Of course the attending physicians ,who know all the findings, are best qualified to give advice in this case. ...Read more
Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers