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How long after a cardiac ablation can a blood clot be detected?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Huh?

Ablations don't generally cause blood clots.
If your ablation was complicated by a blood clot, it's probably being treated with an anticoagulant and the duration would be variable and depend on location and size. It is common to prescribe an anticoagulant for 3-4 weeks after ablation to prevent a clot from forming from the change in heart rhythm. This is prophylactic.

In brief: Huh?

Ablations don't generally cause blood clots.
If your ablation was complicated by a blood clot, it's probably being treated with an anticoagulant and the duration would be variable and depend on location and size. It is common to prescribe an anticoagulant for 3-4 weeks after ablation to prevent a clot from forming from the change in heart rhythm. This is prophylactic.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Any time

There is no limit to the time after ablation when one can detect a clot.
However the risk of clot formation relating to ablation can extend to one month.

In brief: Any time

There is no limit to the time after ablation when one can detect a clot.
However the risk of clot formation relating to ablation can extend to one month.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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