What Are Blood Clots in AFib?

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As you know, blood is a kind of liquid, while blood clots are solid matter. The conversion from blood to blood clots is the transformation from something liquid to solid matter. In an AFib patient’s heart, his blood pools there and it becomes thicker and thicker gradually. Finally blood clots are formed in his atria. With the assistance of blood circulation, these bloods clots can be transported in blood vessels to any part of the body. If they don't fall apart, they can be dangerous and lead to serious medical conditions, like stroke.   Related FAQs: http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=257 http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=264 http://healthtopquestions.com/?p=1393
I have a large knot at the top to the right side of my knee it's so painful I can not walk. Even just laying on the bed is painful.
It is not a blood clot. It could be joint effusions, hematomas or something else. You can take a knee MRI scan to nicely depict what this knot is. See an orthopedic surgeon.
I have devolped a gurly cough after getting out of hospital from ptt on heparin and coumidin with a mitral valve replacement hard to breath on left side
Since you are on both heparin and coumadin, it is very unlikely to be a lung blood clot. There are 2 possibilities. The first one is lung infections, either viral or bacterial in origin. The other possibility is heart failure, which is common in patients undergoing heart surgery. You'd better go to the hospital to get examined.
Long-term use of anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, is recommended after mechanical valve replacement. This is not related to whether or not you have thrombosis. If you have a cough, shortness of breath, and no sputum, heart failure should be considered. and you should seek re-evaluation by your heart doctor. In addition, regular follow-up should be performed after valve replacement surgery.
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