Hi I'm new to this site , 65 recently retired. 7 years ago I was told I had sticky blood which meant nothing to me and as the consultant didn't seem bothered I forgot about it. Then 4 years ago I had a blood clot in my brain and told it was Hughes Syndrome and placed on warfarin for life. Fortunately I have been pretty good with a stable INR until recently. I have a congenital hole in the heart which I am now told needs to be closed. Has anybody undergone heart surgery like this with APS. I am very concerned and as I am also a full time career for my husband don't know who to turn to for advice.