After balloon angio and 20days Heperin is Aspirin helpful?

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After balloon angio and 20days Heperin is Aspirin helpful?

Postby dc10 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:48 pm

I had balloon angioplasty 3 weeks ago and was given a 20day supply of Heperin injections (0.6ml)

I finished my last injection today,
the doctor said after the 20days of heperin i dont need to take baby aspirin but i could if i wanted to

So now ive finished the 21days of Heperin, do people think its a good idea to now take Aspirin (75mg) ?

would there be any benefits/negatives by taking daily 75mg Aspirin?

- - - my jugulars were blocked 50% and my azygos 95%
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Postby dc10 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:34 am

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Postby LR1234 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:05 am

I would stick with blood thinners as long as you can (I have found the heparin really helpful for my MS). Aspirin does not work in the same way as heparin so if your dr will not let you stay on the heparin for longer I would take the aspirin.
Anything that can help with bloodflow I believe is good for MS.
Drink lots of water too as this helps with bloodflow
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Postby DrCumming » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:10 am

For most patients there is nothing wrong with staying on low dose aspirin (typically 75-81mg depending on the manufacturer). Your primary care provider or the physician who performed the procedure should be able to advise you on this matter.
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Postby dc10 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:47 pm

LR was this a typo:
Aspirin does not work in the same way as heparin so if your dr will not let you stay on the heparin for longer I would take the aspirin.

i thought Aspirin does the same as Heperin in thinning the blood just not as excessively?


MJC i said in my first post i asked the doctor who done the procedure and he said its not necessary but i can take baby aspirin if i wanted to.


If i do take 75mg aspirin, how many days after stopping Heperin would it then be suitable to go on Aspirin?
- my last heperin injection was last night (20 hours ago)
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Postby DrCumming » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Most patients can safely take the aspirin while on lovenox - so you do not need to wait after stopping the lovenox. The ideal period of time to be on lovenox post venoplasty is not known. 3 - 4 weeks is probably reasonable without better evidence.
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Postby Cece » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:32 pm

dc10 wrote:LR was this a typo:
Aspirin does not work in the same way as heparin so if your dr will not let you stay on the heparin for longer I would take the aspirin.

i thought Aspirin does the same as Heperin in thinning the blood just not as excessively?

Heparin is an anticoagulant, aspirin is an antiplatelet. They work on different elements of the clotting process, so they both are blood thinners, but different.

Hope you have been feeling well since the procedure :)
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Postby dc10 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:45 pm

right so they are different,
as i had my last heperin injection last night, would it be OK to take the aspirin tomorrow morning onwards?

regarding my post procedure symptoms, i havent noticed much which is strange considering the severe stenosis,
however i will explain in another thread
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Postby Kar » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:12 pm

I have been on baby aspirin now for 5 months post-procedure - no problems. We were told to take it for 6 months, following the one months of Pradaxa (European anticoagulant). Every centre seems to have their own recommendations re blood thinning.
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