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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly!
atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly.
Heart failure and enlarged chambers.
Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

A blood clot in the: Heart chambers initially should be tested with an Echocardiogram.
Information needed: does patient have atrial fibriillation? On anticoagulation? What are the symptoms? ...Read more

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Can a blood clot be dissolved found in my heart?

Can a blood clot be dissolved found in my heart?

Thrombus: Generally if clot propagation is prevented by anticoagulation, a thrombus will resorb over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Are blood clots in your heart a serious condition?

Are blood clots in your heart a serious condition?

Clots: Blood clots in the heart are a serious problem as they can break off, embolize, and travel and cause problems like stroke. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a blood clot in your heart?

How do you know if you have a blood clot in your heart?

Ultrasound: An echocardiogram with see clot in the ventricles, and a special echocardiogram called transesophogeal echocardiogram will see clot in the smaller spaces of the upper chambers (atrial appendage), . ...Read more

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Can your heart stop from working to hard due to blood clot?

Yes, but not often: Your heart can stop working if that clot breaks off and travels to the main arteries that leave the heart and enters the longs. This clot will cause the right side of your heart to push against increased pressure. This increases stress can eventually lead to your heart stopping. ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of a blood clot in the heart? What test diagnosis this?

What are they symptoms of a blood clot in the heart? What test diagnosis this?

Why do you ask?: Often there's none until it's too late. There are clinical situations in which it's expected -- famously, damaged valves, atrial fibrillation, or a previous myocardial infarction. An ultrasound / echocardiogram is often the key. Your PVC's, headache and tachycardia are almost certainly not due to an intracardiac thrombus. ...Read more

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How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more

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Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

By: Impairing the circulation of blood to the heart.

Btw, usually the word "stroke" is used when it is brain and "infarction" is used for heart. In reality, they are the basically the same thing. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart?

What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart?

In the heart?: I'm assuming you mean "in the heart" as clots don't form behind the heart. The 2 most common causes are atrial fibrillation (clots form in the atria or upper chambers because of the abnormal rhythm) and early in the setting of a large anterior - apical heart attack (clots form in the ventricle or lower chambers). ...Read more

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I still have a few sypmtom from my blood clot but I feel a littlte better, but my heart beats real hard and fast from time to time is it part of sypmt?

I still have a few sypmtom from my blood clot but I feel a littlte better, but my heart beats real hard and fast from time to time is it part of sypmt?

Possibly: It may depend on where the clot is located and what symptoms remain. If the clot affects both iliac veins you may not have enough blood returning to your heart causing these symptoms until you are able to redistribute your blood volume. If you still have pain due to the clot, younger people can have an increased heart rate as part of their pain response. A compression stocking (20-30mmhg) helps. ...Read more

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My brother had heart cath and has blood clot on testicles, what's going to happen?

My brother had heart cath and has blood clot on testicles, what's going to happen?

Not enough info: Sorry, there's not enough information to give you a satisfactory answer. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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How fast can you die from a blood clot in the arm, can it go right to your heart?

How fast can you die from a blood clot in the arm, can it go right to your heart?

Very rare: Surprisingly enough, blood clots in the arms do not tend to be associated with pulmonary emboli as often as those clots in the legs. If your clot is in a superficial vein, it will never move, and so it poses no danger. If you have a deep clot (DVT) you need to be seen by a vascular surgeon to determine your risk of embolism and whether you need to be on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is the survival chances of a 71 yo person who has a blood clot in his heart and has a serious back problem? He lose his appetite too.

What is the survival chances of a 71 yo person who has a blood clot in his heart and has a serious back problem? He lose his appetite too.

Only your Dr can say: Too many unknowns to answer this question. What kind of clot? Where? How 'healthy' is the heart? Are there other medical problems. The doctor who knows your history and physical exam the best, has the best way to have an estimate for this answer. And remember this is only an estimate. ...Read more

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Will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?

Will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?

It depends: Heart attack develops from heart artery blockage. If blood clot develops in the coronary artery, yes heart attack results. On the other hand, if the blood clot is in the veins, there is no need to worry about "heart attack". Blood clot in the leg veins can travel to the heart and can block pulmonary arteries. This is pulmonary embolism, not "heart attack" as I understood the term. ...Read more

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What exam should I take to check if I have any blood clots, I want to prevent a heart attack from happening?

What exam should I take to check if I have any blood clots, I want to prevent a heart attack from happening?

Lipid profile: You seem concerned about heart disease. You will not find it by looking for blood clots, you need to check for signs of hardened and blocked arteries. Your heart doctor can do the work up for you. Make sure that your cholesterol is under control. ...Read more

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How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. Are there tests?

How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. Are there tests?

Smoking: Smoking has effects on the heart and lungs. It is associated with atherosclerosis by direct oxygen effect and by causing blood vessel damage. It takes about 5 years for people to get back to normal risk after quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Blood clots in past and heart problems. Should I take aspirin?

Blood clots in past and heart problems. Should I take aspirin?

Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

Can a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart or lungs like other blood clots can?

NO: Only clots within your circulatory system cause problem. No problem expected with menses, nose bleed, hemorrhoid, cuts, etc. ...Read more

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What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, . ..Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a blood clot stay in your leg before traveling to the heart? If a person has a pfo could this clot cause a stroke? How many hours/ days at the most can this process take?

Paradoxical embolus: Is an uncommon cause of embolic stroke. Straining on the toilet can create the pressure gradient necessary for the clot to cross from the right to the left side of the heart through a patent foramen ovale. The clot may take days to weeks to build up in the leg vein prior to this. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have blood clots all over your brain after a major heart attack?

What will happen if you have blood clots all over your brain after a major heart attack?

Emboli: If the heart attack has associated ventricular clotting, those can embolize to head, body etc.
Cerebral emboli cause damage- strokes and can be devastating or lethal. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more