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Dr. Brian Santin
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Clot Buster (Overview)

Clot busters are a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


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Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

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 more

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Dr. Brian Santin
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Clot Buster (Overview)

Clot busters are a kind of blood and coagulation drug.


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What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

What is a difference between calcium channel blocker and clot buster?

Apples vs. oranges: They are both cardiac medicines. They are however used for totally different reasons. Calcium blockers are most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. They may also be used to treat chest pain or to slow the heart. Clot busters are used to dissolve a clot in the arteries that supply blood to the heart itself and therefore to limit the amount of heart damaged by removing the blockage. ...Read more

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Could vasodilators dislodge bloodclots?

Could vasodilators dislodge bloodclots?

Vasodilator a: That would be a very unlikely occurrence. ...Read more

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Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Leg blood clot from sinus surgery?

Possible: A period of immobility and surgery can contribute to risk of a blood clot. Especially if surgery was more than an hour. Also if no sequential compression devices on legs during surgery. If curious, call your doc. ...Read more

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Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the treatment. ...Read more

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Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

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

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Blood clot in the lungs?

Blood clot in the lungs?

Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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How can blood clots dissolve?

How can blood clots dissolve?

Blood clot removal: Blood clots in general are removed naturally from the body. The body has a system of clotting as well as a system to prevent too much clotting. Whenever a clot is formed in the body over time the body will naturally reabsorb it. Sometimes doctors give medication to prevent the blood from being able to clot easily. ...Read more

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What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

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 more

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Why can't we use clot busters to break the clot apart?

Why can't we use clot busters to break the clot apart?

Natural enzymes can: There are several natural enzymes that break a part clots, such as nattokinase, lumbrokinase, serratiapeptidase, bromelain, papain and other proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes can be taken separate from food and help thin the blood and keep clots from forming as well. As such they will not work best in the acute setting. Anyone taking a blood thinning med needs to discuss this with their doctor. ...Read more

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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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Omega 3s for blood clot prevention?

Omega 3s for blood clot prevention?

Omega threes: These agents are not anticoagulants and can not be counted on for clot prevention. ...Read more

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Can u inject a hemorrhoid blood clot with something to dissolve the blood clot?

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 more

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How's greenfield filter for blood clots?

How's greenfield filter for blood clots?

Prevent propagation: If the clot is from the legs, the filter prevents the clot form being thrown into the lungs from the source. Please note it is not there to dissolve the clot nor prevent further clot formation. ...Read more

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Why toenail blood clot is blue?

Why toenail blood clot is blue?

What color did : You want? The blood congeels plus its under the opaqueness of the nail..... ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Blood clot in elbow where IV was?

IV: Superficial blood clots , or phlebitis, are common after iv. Rest, warmth and time will resolve. Seek medical attention if worsening. ...Read more