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How long after a cardiac ablation can a blood clot be detected?

How long after a cardiac ablation can a blood clot be detected?

About 2 Months: We usually advise people remain on vigorous anticoag for 2 months. Most of the risk is in the first 1-2 weeks though. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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How soon after a cva, which was a result of carotid stenosis, can a CEA be completed?

How soon after a cva, which was a result of carotid stenosis, can a CEA be completed?

Comments: Most surgeons would wait a minimum of 6-8 weeks. During this time, however, you need to take a protective medication such as Aggrenox or clopidigrel. ...Read more

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How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

Ask cardiologist.: Ask your cardiologist when it is safe for you to resume all your normal activities: lifting heavy objects, driving, and sex - it feels funny asking, but it's an important question your doctor has answered many times. There is no answer that is right for everyone because all heart attacks and all people are unique. Ask soon, and good luck. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack be detected a day after it occurrs?

Can a heart attack be detected a day after it occurrs?

Yes: Ekg or troponins blood levels may still be effective. Coronary angio, echo, or catheterization may be necessary to, assess damage and therapies. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a person be on blood thinners for a blood clot?

How long is it normal for a person be on blood thinners for a blood clot?

3-6 months/longer?: It depends on the cause of the clot. Most are on it for 3 months if have known cause. That may be extended to 6 months in some situations. If there is no provoking cause or a family history the time may be forever. You need to discuss this further with your own doctor. ...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?

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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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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How likely is a heart attack 2 months after recieving a clot busting drug for a possible DVT that didn't show up on 2 leg sonograms?

How likely is a heart attack 2 months after recieving a clot busting drug for a possible DVT that didn't show up on 2 leg sonograms?

Possible: No correlation unless you have coagulopathy problems .>i think you will benefit from a hematology evaluation as to if you have factor 5 deficiency ...Read more

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Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can i get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?

Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can i  get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?

Stroke in pregnancy: There are many causes of stroke in pregnancy, some unique to being pregnant. The list is quite exhaustive but include all the things that would make young people art risk. Diabetes, HTN, smoking, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, collagen vascular disease, trauma, cardiac conditions, DVT with paradoxical emboli, hematologic malignancies, inherited disorders of connective tissue, congenital A ...Read more

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How common is it for a blood clot to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

How common is it for a blood clot  to be diagnosed before doctors detect an underlying cancer?

Occassionally: When a patienthas breathingproblems and a scan shows evidence of a pulmonary embolus or clot to lung, work up may show a pelvic lesion that was unsuspected. At times other forms of thrombosis can be due to a tail of pancreas cancer unsuspected until work up defines it. On most other occussions the clot occurs after management of a known malignancy ...Read more

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How fast after a severe bruise can a blood clot form?

How fast after a severe bruise can a blood clot form?

fast enough: Severity can trigger blot formation or hematoma esp. If you take blood thinner. ...Read more

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How long after a prostate biopsy should blood be leaking out?

How long after a prostate biopsy should blood be leaking out?

1 or 2 days: There should not be excessive bleeding after a prostate biopsy. Should clear up after a couple of days. Call the urologist it bleeding is severe or persists. ...Read more

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What can be done to improve heart function after a mi resulting in a ventricular aneurism?

What can be done to improve heart function after a mi resulting in a ventricular aneurism?

Stabilize: Do all the good choices no smoking good diet careful exercize monitor bp, cholesterol etf echo followup, of the ventricular aneurysm, some need surgery. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

It Varies: It depends on lots of things - is the patient on a blood thinner (it would take longer)? Most people think it takes at least 48 hours, but some studies have show an increase in stroke with as little as 5 hours of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What can be done for blood clots?

What can be done for blood clots?

Prescription medicin: Blood clots are dangerous and a physician should be seen immediately. If the clot is in the leg a doppler test can confirm it and a physician will prescribe meds to thin the blood and help prevent it from going to the lungs. Initially you should not be active because you do not want to dislodge it and cause it to travel in your bloodstream. Blood thinners will be taken for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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What complications can occur wearing a nicotine patch when a person has a blood disorder (thrombosis)?

What complications can occur wearing a nicotine patch when a person has a blood disorder (thrombosis)?

Not major: Nicotine is a stimulant, so it may raise blood pressure a bit. Unlikely to cause thrombosis. It is definitely the right choice if the other option is to continue smoking as that will definitely cause thrombosis. ...Read more

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How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

Depends.: Depending on the amount of stone debris you have in your kidney's urine collecting system (called the renal calyces and the renal pelvis) and the ureter. Your Urologist may take the stent out in a few days to a few weeks. The stents have to be changed periodically, so they don't become blocked. ...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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more