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I Was Diagnosed With Afib And Put On Coumadin How Will Coumadin Affect My Heart
I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my heart?
Prevent clots: The atrial fibrillation can result in clots forming inside the heart. Those clots can break lose, go to the brain, and cause a stroke. The Coumadin (warfarin) tends to prevent the clots from occurring. But it also carries the risk of bleeding especially if the blood gets too thin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more
Have persistent afib tee showed clots forming in heart have filter won't do tikocin for 4 weeks waiting for Coumadin (warfarin) to clear it on coreg any options?
What filter?: Not sure what filter you're talking about, there are no filters for left atrial clots. Your only options at this point are anticoagulants like coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa, eliquis, or xarelto; after which a repeat tee needs to be done and then i would not mess with tikosyn and instead go for electric cardioversion if there are no clots left. You then need to stay on the drug for one more month at least. ...Read more
My mom is in and out of afib at least twice a week despite the meds the put her own. Does that mean her heart is pretty bad? She has CHF stage 3
I'm suspecting I have atrial fibrillation. Ekgs are abnormal. Heart is always speedy, short of breathe. My echo though was normal. How to diagnose?
When diagnosed with severe ectopic heart beats and lack of oxygen to the heart, does that mean AFib? Been put verapamil 180mg every night.
Afib: to know if you have afib you have to ask your doc. Nothing you mention is specific for afib ...Read more
A fib heart failure: Rate controlled atrial fibrillation will not worsen your heart failure. There is an entity "tachycardia induced heart failure". This can happen if the rate of a fibrillation is uncontrolled for a period of time. Every patient should get an attempt at cardioversion however the success arte depends on cardiac chamber sizes, duration of a.Fib. ...Read more
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