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mare1943 posted:
My husband has a pacemaker and difibuarter, his last reading came back with issues, he is now being put on Warfrin. What's going on.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"His last reading came back with issues"

What were those issues specifically?

"He is now being put on warfarin. What's going on?"

Please consult with his doctor promptly.

In some cases, as applicable to the patient, if say an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) develops, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), lifelong anticoagulation (so-called blood thinner, such as Coumadin/warfarin) therapy is required to prevent blood clots (thrombus) from forming in a chamber of the heart, such as the atria (an upper chamber).

Best of luck to your husband and you down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

WebMD member (since 8/99)

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Patient resources

Implantable com

Website provides a focus for information related to the field of implantable pacing and defibrillation.

http://www.implantable.com

Pacemaker Club

Our purpose is to help cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients meet, share information and support each other.

http://www.pacemakerclub.com

LifeBeat Online

An e-newsletter created to help people with cardiac devices and heart or blood vessel conditions live full, active lives.

http://www.lifebeatonline.com

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The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"His last reading came back with issues"

What were those issues specifically?

"He is now being put on warfarin. What's going on?"

Please consult with his doctor promptly.

In some cases, as applicable to the patient, if say an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) develops, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), lifelong anticoagulation (so-called blood thinner, such as Coumadin/warfarin) therapy is required to prevent blood clots (thrombus) from forming in a chamber of the heart, such as the atria (an upper chamber).

Best of luck to your husband and you down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

WebMD member (since 8/99)

-

-

Patient resources

Implantable com

Website provides a focus for information related to the field of implantable pacing and defibrillation.

http://www.implantable.com

Pacemaker Club

Our purpose is to help cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients meet, share information and support each other.

http://www.pacemakerclub.com

LifeBeat Online

An e-newsletter created to help people with cardiac devices and heart or blood vessel conditions live full, active lives.

http://www.lifebeatonline.com

-

Learn About the


WebMD

The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

-

Quote!

"Be a questioning patient. TALK to your DOCTOR and ASK QUESTIONS. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

- Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society


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WebMD/WebMD forums DOES NOT provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
 
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Typically warfarin is used to reduce stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation. Sometimes a pacemaker check can recognize atrial fibrillation - perhaps that's what happened?