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Blood clots Mail on sunday

Just read very interesting article in paper about removing clots from the brain.Going in at the groin and up to the brain then breaking the clot up and vacuum it away takes minuites no waiting for drugs to thin blood and disperse so less chance of brain damage and quicker recovery

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Sounds good.

Dee.

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I didn't know you could do that...

Lis

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It was interesting I read it too. Hopefully we won't need it x

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My sister in law recently had a brain clot, but they where reluctant to do this operation and kept here waiting for 8 wks before making the decision and still did not do it. They where scared the op itself would cause more damage. So they left the clot where it is as it got no worse and sent her home. She had a MRI a few weeks later and her brain has begun to repair itself and found other route's to take. She won't ever be 100percent but she is doing her best.

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I don't know how society would survive without the Daily Mail......

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What is it with the daily mail???

Are they really into AF related problems.

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If it's not the Mail it's the express! Scary item in todays edition that is headed -"Heart drug could be trigger for dementia." It goes on to say, in essence, "Experts have found that people with the most common heart rhythm disordering the UK - atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of developing dementia if doses of drugs such as warfarin are too high or too low for long periods." It goes on with more scary stuff such as brain damage and clots/bleeds on the brain. A Dr Simon Ridley of Alzheimer's Research UK adds "Good vascular health is important for keeping the brain healthy."

Well.....too much warfarin and we are doomed - too little and we are doomed. Can't win can we?!

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What about the new drugs? No highs or lows just regular day after day.

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True. They will probably find something wrong with them, given time, as well!

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Thanks for the post -you could be right of course. I wonder how long a drug has to be in the public domain before we can start to trust them fully -5 years? It's a hard choice but I have elected to start my A/C adventure with the new drug "Apixaban". I have to pay for this myself because my GP won't prescribe (cost) despite my cardio AND haematologist both recommending this drug because of my frequent business travel abroad. C'est la vie!

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Good for you. You shouldn't have to pay for a drug on that basis - but that's the way it is. I think what annoys me about the Express article is that they are highlighting nothing new. We all know that too much Warfarin can cause bleeding - as we also know that too little and clotting might occur and present its own problems. let us know how you progress with Apixaban and I hope your adventure is a happy one.

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I think that is outrageous you have to pay, very unfair. I take Dabigitran which my GP was happy to prescribe on my EP's advice. I can understand why you do if that is the only way of obtaining it, especially as you travel. I also travel a lot so pleased to take Dabigitran rather than Wafarin. It is so much a postcode lottery with these GPs.

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Sure enough! See my post re today's Mail!! Sandra

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