... increased risk for hyperhomocysteinemia and venous thrombosis, my docotor was aware of this before pacemaker surgery , was he spposed to give me heprin before or right after surgery, he did not and I have DVT in my subclavian down to my elbow, he never gave me heperin even after I had my ultra sound a couple weeks after surgery in an outpatient faculity I was told by him I could go home and he called the coumadin in 12hours later the radiologist didn't understand why he didn't send me to the hospital!
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - I have a genetic mutation C677T, which makes me associated with an?
- 12 Mar 2012 by peluso
- 12 Mar 2012
- hep-pak, thrombotic/thromboembolic disorder, deep vein thrombosis (dvt), deep vein thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis - prophylaxis, hyperhomocysteinemia, surgery, pacemaker
I am going to assume that you are being seen by a hematologist, correct? If not, why not? If so, since DVT's are a known issue and you formed one there is nothing that any doctor can do but prescribe you Warfarin, Arixtra, or Lovenox. I am surprised that you are not on one of these medications all of the time with your condition. I had a similar incident with a PE. The Radiologist wanted to take me directly over to the ER and my Hematologist told them it was not necessary. We had discussed this before I went for the test so I was prepared. I was not in any pain or distress, so what was the point. They would do the same thing in the hospital that I would be doing at home. It sounds like you were in a similar situation, no pain or major swelling.
I would have thought as a precautionary measure that your doc would have given you Arixtra or Lovenox for a few weeks after the surgery just to ensure that you would reduce the risk of getting a DVT. With your condition there is no way to stop you from getting a DVT even though you are coagulated. Do you and Warfarin get along? We should talk.
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