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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

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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


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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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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 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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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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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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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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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