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  • Blood Clots, and broken veins

    I had an echo doneJune 20, and was told I have clots on the leads from my I.C.D. I also have a vein that has come to the surface of the skin and burst, looks like a bruise. Any ideas?
    Hello, I`m Craig, I have H.O.C.M. and I`m making the most of my life with my daughter and my wife!!!

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    Re: Blood Clots, and broken veins

    Craig, I really enjoyed visiting with you and Kim in NJ. As for the echo, who told you about the clots on leads? If it was the doctor, call back and ask what the implications are and what he or she plans to do about it. Tell them also about the broken blood vessel. Can you remember any injury, even slight? If it was not the doctor who told you about the clots, call the doctor and explain what you were told, then ask what it all means and what is planned from there. Hope you get a reasonable explanation soon. Keep us posted. Linda

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      Hi Linda, we enjoyed seeing you too! Dr. Sharrid did the echo and told me about the clots. I will find out today, 6-23 what to do. I will keep you posted, take care, Craig
      Hello, I`m Craig, I have H.O.C.M. and I`m making the most of my life with my daughter and my wife!!!

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      • #4
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        Craig,
        I guess the test went OK last week, which I am very glad to hear!
        I would guess you will be looking at blood thinners to help avoid this from happening again.
        Be well and I know you at in my thoughts!
        Lisa
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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          Hello all, I have been put on coumadin, 7.5mg. and Dr. Sherrad also found a hole in the top of my heart, between the right and left sides. I`ll keep you posted, bye
          Hello, I`m Craig, I have H.O.C.M. and I`m making the most of my life with my daughter and my wife!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Blood Clots, and broken veins

            Life is an adventure aint it!


            Many people have holes...if he does not feel the need to repair it I would not worry about it too much.

            The blood thinners are going to take some getting use to but you'll be fine

            Take care! (oh thats an order,,not a request )
            Lisa
            Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
            YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

            Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
            lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
            Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
            Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
            Currently not obstructed
            Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              Thanks for the feedback, you`re the best!!!
              Hello, I`m Craig, I have H.O.C.M. and I`m making the most of my life with my daughter and my wife!!!

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                Ya know those reading this may think I am being a brat with my last post to Craig...but he knows What I mean

                Later!
                Lisa
                Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                Currently not obstructed
                Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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                  Just an FYI I thought I would share. As some of you know, my husband, Chuck, died in April due to a blood clot to the lung after his myectomy. I talked with his cardiologist yesterday and while they are not sure where the clot came from, they did find clots on his defib leads. He said it's quite unusual to have clots on the leads--so just thought I'd pass that along so if you have this, you can pursue measures to keep from forming large, life-threatening clots.
                  Roxann

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                  • #10
                    Re: Blood Clots, and broken veins

                    Roxann,
                    You bring up a good point and I will follow it up with this:
                    IF you have any symptoms such as vision problems, numbness, confusion, severe headache CALL THE DOCTOR.
                    I had my stroke in 1990 and honestly I had NO CLUE it was a stroke (OK I was 21 yrs old). My symptoms started as numbness in my left forearm and hand...then left face... then a headache (ok more like an ice-pick being stabbed into my head over and over for hours and hours). These symptoms came on slowly - from 1st symptom to the getting to the hospital was over 3 weeks!
                    Mine was an embolic stroke from the endocarditis.... so I actually had several mini-strokes or TIA (transient ischemic attacks) in that 3 weeks. I am so luck NOT to be more damaged then I am - loss of vision in my upper left eye, seizures and some left sided weakness... but I do think I am lucky.
                    Watch for signs and act on them.
                    Best to all,
                    Lisa
                    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
                    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

                    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
                    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
                    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
                    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
                    Currently not obstructed
                    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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