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I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) 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 more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Could afib make my heart failure worse if i don't get it cardioverted?

Could afib make my heart failure worse if i don't get it cardioverted?

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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Could afib make my heart failure worse, if i don't get it cardioverted?

Could afib make my heart failure worse, if i don't get it cardioverted?

A fib: If you a fib is not controlled then yes it can depress your heat function. Most people with a fib can get the rate controlled with medications. Ablation is done when medications fail to control the rate. ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more