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If I have atrial flutter but beta blockers control it well, do I still need blood thinner?

If I have atrial flutter but beta blockers control it well, do I still need blood thinner?

Depends: Usually the need for blood thinners depends on several factors. See below link to calculate the cha2ds2-vasc score. This helps to identify risk of stroke and tia's.

http://www. Mdcalc. Com/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-risk/

in a young person with just hypertension you may not need anticoagulation.

Need to see a physician regarding this. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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A flutter treatment? Is a blood thinner needed? Or will low dose beta blocker suffice?

A flutter treatment? Is a blood thinner needed? Or will low dose beta blocker suffice?

Unlikely a problem: Hi matthew,
a fluttering feeling in the chest is a very common symptom and at the age of 17 likely indicates extra heart beats as opposed to atrial fibrillation, a condition that might require blood thinners. This may be related to anxiety in which a beta blocker could be very helpful. You should consult a physician if it increases in frequency, duration, severity or persists.
Dr. Charles, coach md. ...Read more

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Is wine a blood thinner?

Is wine a blood thinner?

No but: It is associated with a lower risk of heart disease if taken regularly in moderation. ...Read more

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Can I have wine while taking a blood thinner?

Blood thinner: Yes. You can have very limited amount. Because if you are under its influence and fall, then you could have bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Botox: Botox given to patients taking blood thinners may result in more bruising than Botox given to those who don't use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

As prescribed by Dr: In my experience, Suboxone can be safely co-administered with commonly prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin, heparin, plavix, (clopidogrel) xarelto, warfarin, pradaxa, etc. One should always consult the prescribing physician in such circumstances as there may be other factors to consider. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Curcuma: It is not ok to take this herb while on blood thinners as you could be more prone to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Excedrin with blood thinner medication?

Excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which can potentiate anticoagulants by inhibiting platelet function. Taking Aspirin with anticoagulants is possible but should not be done without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Maybe: It depends on the individual patient. Some people are very bad candidates for blood thinners because they have a history of ulcers, bleeds in the brain, etc. This choice should be discussed with the surgeon that does the endarterectomy. ...Read more

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How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?

How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?

Unknown: None of us know how long we will live. If you control the disease with consistent anticoagulation, you chances of additional clotting episodes becomes much less. No one has, to my knowledge, calculated the life expectancy of individiuals with you disease. ...Read more

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I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

To a degree: Alcohol is noted to be a mild anticoagulant, making the platelets somewhat less likely to "stick together" by various means.
If excessive alcohol intake results in decreased liver function, then the blood will also not clot well because the liver can't make certain blood clotting factors as it should. ...Read more

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Help please! Is fish oil a blood thinner?

Nope: The traditional definition of a "blood thinner" is something that makes it harder to clot. Fish oil doesn't fall into that category, so no, I wouldn't call it a thinner. ...Read more

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I'm having glaucoma surgery this Thurs. The 18th and I have not stopped taking Simvistatin. Is it considered a blood thinner?

Not a blood thinner: Simvistatin does not affect blood clotting. Most glaucoma surgery is practically bloodless, so you can continue taking this medication even through the day of surgery. ...Read more

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Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins? M

Does warfarin blood thinner block k1 and k2 vitamins? M

Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo. Gl/LP1DwM). Therefore, the more vitamin K rich foods eg dark leafy greens that you consume, the greater the dose of warfarin that you'll need. That's why it's also important to eat same am't daily (or none at all) to keep blood thinness just right (as measured by INR) ...Read more

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Is aspirin a good enough blood thinner for ppl with a-fib?

Is aspirin a good enough blood thinner for ppl with a-fib?

Atrial Fibrillation: Nope. Not usually. Atrial fibrillation is very dangerous for stroke and other cardiovascular problems. ...Read more

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Should my mother have been on a blood thinner with phlebitis?

Should my mother have been on a blood thinner with phlebitis?

Probably not: It's hard to know exactly what you mean by phlebitis. Usually that term is used for superficial phlebitis, an inflammation of small veins in or just under the skin. That kind of inflammation carries little or no risk of blood clot which could dislodge and so is generally not treated with anticoagulant drugs. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo while on clopidogrel as a blood thinner?

Can I get a tattoo while on clopidogrel as a blood thinner?

Would not: Since there will be excessive bleeding during the process it will make it very difficult for the tattoo artist. ...Read more

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My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

Not best approach.: Interventional procedures called thrombolysis can direct clot busting medications at the clot. However, anticoagulation with blood thinners after these procedures is a must. If your family member has concerns about bleeding then they should talk to their physician. Patients who cannot be treated with blood thinners may need to have an ivc filter placed to prevent pulmonary embolism. It does nothing to stop the formation of new clot however. ...Read more

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Pregnant and on blood thinner bleeding though noise and mouth.

Pregnant and on blood thinner bleeding though noise and mouth.

Call MD: Please let your doctor know asap! If the bleeding is bad, go to the er immediately. ...Read more

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Is gabatrol a blood thinner?

Is gabatrol a blood thinner?

"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels & ↑ bleeding. ...Read more

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Is malaxican a blood thinner?

Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is supposed to be gentler on the stomach than the other nsaids, however, it can irritate the stomach and cause bleeding. Perhaps that is why you are thinking of it as a blood thinner. ...Read more