If it's the same blood test within thirty days that I had, that is just the test for serum creatinine. That is to make sure the kidneys are functioning and can clear the contrast dye used in the procedure.
Both Dr. Arata and Dr. Sclafani have said or been quoted here at TIMS saying that blood screening tests for clotting disorders are not needed before the procedure. These tests are not done for other patient populations before they undergo angioplasty or venoplasty. The number of people with clotting disorders is a very small minority. BUT if you have a known clotting disorder, much more care should be taken by the doctor before during and after the procedure, in my opinion based on some of the outcomes we've heard.
e Arixtra does not seem to be the answer, so what now?
I wish Arixtra had prevented it. You said that John experienced worsening at 6 weeks, so maybe 3 weeks of arixtra isn't enough? People go on Plavix for longer, I think, not sure. Or maybe lovenox is a better anticoagulant. I wish we had the answers already, I am nervous not knowing who will sail through the procedure and who will have these sorts of complications.
But, we are just wondering what is the future of CCSVI if a whole lot of people are going to form clots that impede the flow altogether in the jugs?
I hope the future is that the doctors figure out how to stop it from happening to anyone.
The question at hand also is do we just keep doing these procedures if John will just keep clotting off? How many blockages can you have before things are really not working as they should and your making it worse? When do stents play into this?
It is so discouraging when you go through all of this and then your told that you have little to no flow in a jug, considering you had more flow pre procedure. Albeit not the right kind of flow, but you had flow before hand.
Any thoughts? Thank you!
He can't afford to clot off that other jugular or the aygous.....
You've got follow-up care lined up?