Men's Health Community
Heparin and TIA (mini stroke)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to men's health, cancer, circumcision, erectile dysfunction (ED), hair loss, impotence, infertility, parenting, penis disorders, prostate, relationships, STD's, testicular disorders, and vasectomy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heparin and TIA (mini stroke)

Is it normal to give heparin to a patient who has had TIA's and high blood pressure?
3 Comments
Blank
144586_tn?1284669764
Under many hospital protocols in the United States most all patients who are deemed bedridden are heparinized with an intramuscular injection on a daily basis. The amount is very small, but I always refuse to have it.
Blank
144586_tn?1284669764
I might add that heparin is also administered for several days before coumadin is prescribed, if they believe there is a high probability of a stroke developing from a clot.

That being said, heparin is usually administered only for the duration of the hospital stay when a patient is not able to move about.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hubby wasn't bedridden, Physical Therapy had him up and walking around. He'd already had 2 TIA's in one day and was fine after both, even passed his Neuro checks. It wasn't until after his Angiogram and they had hooked his Heparin Drip back up that he had his 3rd TIA. And according to the Dr. that is what caused 3rd TIA plus his BP going up and down like crazy. We are getting very discouraged because of what happened.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
federal health officials and the a...
3 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
How to burn the most calories
6 hrs ago by gymdandee
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2 commented on Aluminum in Vaccines:...
Mar 31
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle
Start Tracking Now
Top Men's Health Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
solace21
139792_tn?1299416777
Blank
Dalubaba
Indore, India
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Men's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Men's Health Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
solace21
139792_tn?1299416777
Blank
Dalubaba
Indore, India
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom