BLOOD THINNER info please

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BLOOD THINNER info please

Postby Villagemaid » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:13 pm

I had the procedure done in Bulgaria on September 8th and have had tremendous sucess (I'm even going to KICKBOXING classes...lol...wooohooo!!!)

I would like personal stories on BLOOD THINNER medication given after the angioplasty with BALLOONS only.

I was given a prescription of Pradaxa (like Plavix, I think) for ONE MONTH. (I was also to take a Baby Aspirin once daily for six months).

My concern is if I should stop the blood thinner so soon (one month) or if I should take it longer.

My reasoning for taking it longer would be to make sure the veins stay open. As for all who have had ballooning only, the thought of the veins restenosing again is fearful to contemplate.
35 (f) dx'd since July 2000 RRMS
Treated in Bulgaria on September 8 2010
80 percent narrowed RJV and 90 percent narrowed Azygos
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Postby joge » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:04 am

Hi,

Had angio to, three months ago; had to use Fraxiparine for 20 days. That was it.

Now I'm using 160 mg aspirine, prescribed by my surgeon. He says it's not nessesary from a vasculair point of view. But it can't do any harm in general, on the contrary.

I'd go to my GP en ask for a small dose of aspirin.
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Postby Villagemaid » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:09 am

Cool...where did you get the procedure done - no stents, right? Thanks for your reply!
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Treated in Bulgaria on September 8 2010
80 percent narrowed RJV and 90 percent narrowed Azygos
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Postby auburntiger » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:41 pm

Heparin given during procedure. Lovenox injections given immediately after procedure, following morning and following night. Aspirin 325 mg/daily after that. Balloon angioplasty only.
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Postby joge » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:28 am

Villagemaid wrote:Cool...where did you get the procedure done - no stents, right? Thanks for your reply!


Aalst, Belgium: www.olvz.be

info: secretariaat.cv(ad)olvz-aalst.be

ask for Roel Beelen MD or Lieven Maene MD

echo/doppler: 40 euro
MRV: 300
My treatmeant (no stents), ballooning left and right: 1350 euro

The best vascular hospital in Belgium. And you're not the first Canedian there! :P
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Postby Nasti » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:14 am

I has the procedure in Sofia as well. I gained a stent since my vein wouldn't open even after 50 tries of ballooning...So, Dr Grozdinski said 6 months of pradaxa, and Dr Petrov said one year. :) When I went back for a check up, I asked Grozdinski which is better, and he said that the longer the better. It is costly (one box for 2 weeks, twice a day, is 100€), that's why they recommend the lesser time.
Yet, since you had ballooning only, I think it is up to you. No bad symptoms from the pradaxa, I don't feel it at all, but I forget to take it...
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Postby Villagemaid » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks!

Oh man, if I knew Belgium was doing it I would've went there!!!!! My husband was born in Luxembourg and moved away when he was six - his mother has told me so many family stories of Belgium and Luxembourg. We hope to make it there someday! Wonder if I can schedule my followup there for the summer :wink:


Nasti - that's what I was thinking...why not stay on them longer?....I only have 2 more days left, so I might be taking a quick trip into my gp...lol...
35 (f) dx'd since July 2000 RRMS
Treated in Bulgaria on September 8 2010
80 percent narrowed RJV and 90 percent narrowed Azygos
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Postby Ruthless67 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:33 pm

Hi all,

You might want to take a look at a new thread titled, Connecting the Dots Between Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI

it’s about hypercoagulation and the use of heparin to reverse hyper coagulation.

Kind of interesting discussion and research posted there.

Lora
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