I have pecarditis and blood clots in leg, I take coumadin. father had intesitnal bleeding,he passed should i take this i continue to get fluid in heart lining should i take this drug
I would say yes but coumadin is very good but it is not enough for your conditions. Only your Doctor can advice you if you want to stop taking it, there are other alternatives.-
I do not mean to be rude or lack of respect, but what year were you born in? If you do not mind.- I was born in 1969.-
The treatment in viral or idiopathic pericarditis is with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Severe cases may require:
pericardiocentesis is a procedure where fluid is aspirated from the pericardium (the sac enveloping the heart).
steroids is a type of organic compound that contains a specific arrangement of four rings that are joined to each other. Examples of steroids include cholesterol, the sex hormones estradiol and testosterone, and the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone.
in rare cases, surgery
A venous thrombosis is a blood clot that forms within a vein. (Thrombosis is a specific medical term for a blood clot that remains in the place where it formed.)
Superficial venous thromboses can cause discomfort but generally do not cause serious consequences, unlike the deep venous thromboses (DVTs) that form in the deep veins of the legs or in the pelvic veins.
Since the veins return blood to the heart, if a piece of a blood clot formed in a vein breaks off it can be transported to the right side of the heart, and from there into the lungs. A piece of thrombus that is transported in this way is an embolism: the process of forming a thrombus that becomes embolic is called a thromboembolism. An embolism (it migrates from one part of the body (through circulation) and causes a blockage (occlusion) of a blood vessel in another part of the body. An embolus is an object that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it) that lodges in the lungs is a pulmonary embolism (PE). A pulmonary embolus is a very serious condition that can be fatal if not recognized and treated promptly.
Systemic embolisms of venous origin can occur in patients with an atrial or ventricular septal defect ( is a defect in the ventricular septum, the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart.
The ventricular septum cosists of an inferior muscular and superior membranous portion and is extensively innervated with conducting cardiomyocytes. The membranous portion, which is close to the atrioventricular node, is most commonly affected in adults and older children
Congenital VSDs are collectively the most common congenital heart defects), through which an embolus may pass into the arterial system. Such an event is termed a paradoxical embolism (is a kind of stroke or other form of arterial thrombosis caused by embolism of a thrombus (blood clot) of venous origin through a lateral opening in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale).
I do not want to scare you but if you have already seen a Doctor and discussed all the information above you should seek for a second opinion, this is my persoanl point of view.- For what you have is serious to say the least.- There is a lot more than can be done.-
Take care please.-
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 23 Jan 2010 • 2 answers
I had traces of blood in my semen before starting coumadin therapy for blood clots. Would it be safe
Posted 16 Jan 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 9 Feb 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 28 Jan 2013 • 4 answers
Posted 26 Jul 2014 • 1 answer