New to ACE.
Have had AF (irregular irregular) since 1998. I was prescribed warfarin target INR 2.5. Two years ago I had a pacemaker implant due to occasional VERY slow heartbeat episodes ( > 3 sec beat intervals) which caused me to feel quite unwell/exhausted at times.
Last month (Jan 2013) I had a DVT (left sub-clavian vein) in the area of the pacemaker wire. A bit of research showed this to be a known issue (three of 174 in one study). Treatment was clexane followed by INR ramp up to 3.5 and higher dose Warfarin. Not that I've reached it, danced around both above and below so far!
Has anyone come across evidence of such a DVT when the patient was ALREADY on warfarin? Any suggestions beyond today's Consultant view to regard it as a 'curiosity', report any possible re-occurence and 'I'll see you annually'?