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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Variety of causes

A variety of disorders can result in a blood clot within the heart.
These range from genetic disorders to trauma to cancer syndromes. Most clots dissolve after a few months with heparin, but others need to be surgically removed. Blood thinners are usually continued at least 6 months, but sometimes indefinitely for the rest of the patient's life, depending on the cause of the clot.

In brief: Variety of causes

A variety of disorders can result in a blood clot within the heart.
These range from genetic disorders to trauma to cancer syndromes. Most clots dissolve after a few months with heparin, but others need to be surgically removed. Blood thinners are usually continued at least 6 months, but sometimes indefinitely for the rest of the patient's life, depending on the cause of the clot.
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