Anticoagulation

Anticoagulation medicines help prevent blood clots. They are prescribed for people who are at risk for developing clots, thus reducing the chances of stroke and heart attack. Warfarin, Heparin, Rivaroxaban, and Apixaban are the common anticoagulants used.

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Please interpret the apicolordotic view of my chest X-ray.

Query: Hello doctor, About the result of my son's chest PA X-ray. He is 18 years old, the impression in X-ray result suggests apicolordotic view. What does it mean or explanation?  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. As the left atrial volume is apparently dilated and a prosthetic valve implanted, the anticoagulation would be necessary even though LAA closure would minimize the risk of thromboembolism. 2. Both drugs could not prevent aFib because of persistent mitral stenosis...  Read Full »

What does the CT scan results mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having these following symptoms: Rapid heart beat. Severe headaches especially at nights. Pain on the left side of the chest. Occassional nausea. He went for a CT scan and part of the results is, ''A large filling defect is seen within the infrarenal inferior vena c...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The findings suggestive by his CT scan report goes in favor of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Thrombosis. Assessing the clotting and fibrinolytic systems are required. The investigations required are protein C, protein S, antithrombin III and anticardiolipin studies. The goa...  Read Full »

How long to continue taking anticoagulant after open heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, If I have had an open heart surgery, how long should I take Warfarin for?  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon the cause for which the surgery is being done, and what open heart surgery is being done. And if you have any indication for long-term anticoagulation like atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat). I can provide you more insights only after knowing the...  Read Full »

With elevated INR,is it safe to undergo surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 year old. Her INR is 3.34 and blood factor VII activity test showed less than 2%. Her CT and BT are normal. She has been advised to undergo gallbladder removal. With same condition, she had given birth to two babies through normal delivery (second one was 1 and 1/2 years ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The values are highly abnormal to think of any major surgery. Bleeding should have occurred during tooth extraction, but I am not sure why it did not happen. If any bleeding occurs during surgery due to present values, it wou...  Read Full »

Why is the pulmonary embolism patient having burning sensation in legs?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having a burning sensation in my leg. I am wondering if that is a blood clot and if I should go to the emergency room. I had a massive pulmonary embolism and have been coded for 45 minutes. I am on a blood thinner called Eliquis. I am very freaked out right now as I have not had th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. DVT (deep venous thrombosis) that is a blood clot in the legs does not cause burning sensation but causes swelling of the affected leg and you are already on blood thinners. I hope you INR (international normalized ratio) is within therapeutic range unless you are t...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for DVT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having DVT in my left leg. I had about a year of Warfarin treatment and it was stopped two months back. I had my thrombophilia profile and it shows protein C deficiency. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Protein C deficiency (blood coagulation factor XIV) can be congenital or acquired. Being on Warfarin therapy can show protein C deficiency. However, it should get corrected after two weeks and it has not so if there are no ot...  Read Full »

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