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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. Warren Foster
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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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What type of blood test will they do before having my cardiac ablation?

What type of blood test will they do before having my cardiac ablation?

Simple Stuff: Mostly, they're just looking for risks from the sedation and risks of bleeding. A complete blood count, basic metabolic panel and a coagulation test called an inr are usually about it. If you're a woman, of course, there will be the standard pregnancy test since xray is involved. ...Read more

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Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?

Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?

This is not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. In some cases regular periods may return after several months or years. It is more common to have light bleeding. The cramping may be caused by retention of blood in the uterus. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. ...Read more

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How long after a cardiac ablation can you have sex?

Ablation: Ask the ep doc, for ablation in a patient with good cardiac function, fairly rapidly is possible but if the rhythm is a bit unstable after the procedure the ep might prefer the patient wait a variable period before resuming to let lesions heal. ...Read more

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How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot ?

How likely is it to die or have severe complications from breast augmention surgery? Such as cardiac arrest or blood clot ?

Very low: The risks you describe are anesthetic complications which are usually less than 1 of 1000. Breast augmentation does have complications of infection or wound related problems on the order of 2-4%. Late complications like capsular contracture or deflation may occur in 20% or more patients. ...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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What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

Drugs: The drugs we use to dissolve clots in the coronary circulation are called thrombolytics. There are several choices in this family that are effective. ...Read more

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If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?

If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent  PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences  of not having this invasive procedure?

Cardiac failure: Catheter ablation does have some serious risks, but they are rare. But the risks may not be worth it for people who have few symptoms. Most PACs/SVT run a benign course however if you have frequent PACs/SVTs then the risk of continuing without ablation include developing AF and SVT. Fast uncontrolled SVTs could result in fainting spells, cardiac failure and sudden death. Speak with a Cardiologist ...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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Cardiac (Definition)

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