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What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

What causes a blood clot in heart. How long will it take for heparin to break up the blood clot?

Variable: Acute heart attack and surface clot quite quickly! atrial fibrillation/ mitral vale may develop more slowly. Heart failure and enlarged chambers. Heparin reduces progression, but natural clot lysis occurs over time naturally or with lyric agents. ...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


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What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart ?

What causes a blood clot to form behind the heart ?

In the heart?: I'm assuming you mean "in the heart" as clots don't form behind the heart. The 2 most common causes are atrial fibrillation (clots form in the atria or upper chambers because of the abnormal rhythm) and early in the setting of a large anterior - apical heart attack (clots form in the ventricle or lower chambers). ...Read more

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Is it true that over a long period of time of heart palpitations can cause blood clots?

Is it true that over a long period of time of heart palpitations can cause blood clots?

Depends : heart palpitations can range from Benign premature atrial contractions to sustained abnormal rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation /flutter can causes stasis of blood flow in a heart chamber from asynchronous atrio-ventricular contractions and hence blood pools so to speak and can form clots. ...Read more

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Are blood clots in your heart a serious condition?

Are blood clots in your heart a serious condition?

Clots: Blood clots in the heart are a serious problem as they can break off, embolize, and travel and cause problems like stroke. ...Read more

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Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

By : Impairing the circulation of blood to the heart. Btw, usually the word "stroke" is used when it is brain and "infarction" is used for heart. In reality, they are the basically the same thing. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Can menstrual blood clots travel to the heart or other organs?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Might it be possible that a a menstrual blood clot travel to your heart like other blood clots do?

Clots: Menstrual blood clots are outside of the body start in the uterus and travel through the cervix and down the vagina and out. There is no way for them to get into the blood stream. ...Read more