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Why Would A Patient Be On Blood Thinner For High Heart Rate
Not for heart rate: Blood thinners don't really affect heart rate. Drugs like Coumadin (warfarin) (a powerful blood thinner) would be given to someone with a high risk of blood clots. Certain heart rhythm problems are significant risk factors for getting blood clots. Aspirin is also a blood thinner and is used to prevent heart attacks. The blood thinners are probably being given for one of these reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Afib 3 days. No prior history. High heart rate & BP while hospitalized. Cardiolgst said didnt nd blood thinner bt risk of clot/stroke has me worried?
You calculate risk: You can calculate your own risk: http://www.mdcalc.com/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-risk/ I suspect, because you're so young and male, that you'll find your risk is too low to justify anticoagulation. Remember, thinning your blood carries risk too, so your doctor balances one risk against the other. ...Read more
I'm on Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg 1x daily & lopressor 25 mg- 2x daily. For high blood press & high heart rate. My b/p & pulse r great. Which 1 of these works best?
Both: Both medicines work differently. Your md will have to decide the need of either or both. ...Read more
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High HR & RBC count: Consult your primary care doctor to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more
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I have been experiencing high heart rate (100+ while lying down) and high blood pressure (150/101 at times) all night. Unable to sleep.
See doctor asap: This heart rate and blood pressure are not normal. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible to have your blood pressure treated and to find out why your heart rate is soon high. Please see doctor today or tomorrow if possible. In the mean time avoid all salt or salty foods, drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine and rest until you can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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