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Blood Clot Left Ventricle

Probably result of low ejcection fraction, borderline dehydration, and frequent episodes of ventricular tachychardia.  I can find a ton of info on how to prevent clots now that I have one but can't find any info on how to reduce size or remove.  Any in similar situation.  It really bothers me that part could break off and cause a stroke.  I am currently taking warfarin.
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The treatment for clots in the ventricle is warfarin.  The clots usually become firm and do not embolize with time.  If it is still soft clot, the warfarin will help to slowly reduce the size of it.  There isn't much else that needs to be done now.

I understand your concern about stroke.  The longer you go on warfarin, the less likely you are to have a stroke from that source. The reason you are having a hard time finding information is because there is not a lot of information available about it.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks for your feedback.  Just an FYI because the following discussions are almost void on the Internet.  "My episodes of Ventricular Tachycardia are recorded on my internal cardio defibrillator.  I average 40-60 sustained episodes per month.  My ICD calmly paces me back to normal heart rhythm without incident. "

I researched the net for two years and finally tripped on a solution.  After reading an article on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, I discovered dehydration leads to low blood volume which causes low blood volume which lowers blood pressure and the heart increases rate significantly to supply blood to the entire body.  BINGO!  I immediately started drinking 2 liters water (distilled) in addition to my others liquids which were primarily limited to coffee, water with meds and exercise, and a few beers.  Within a week, my episodes of VT declined to  a rate of less than 2 per month--a decrease of 97%.   I also started taking a highly absorbable form of Co Q10 - 200 mg per day at the advice of my ND.

The irony here is there is no data on this topic at the AHA web site, nor did my cardiologist (s), electro physiologist (s), and PCP guide me to this this solution.  Any person with arrhythmia should search the web for "POTS" and try understand symptoms and solutions.  Those with heart disease, by definition, do not have POTS but symptoms are identical.

Consuming water and Co Q10 (a new brand purchased online at Costco) within reason is a "no risk" solution.  The Co Q10 also reduced my systolic BP by 10-15 points and I am hoping along with Coreg and my ACE that it will improve my ejection fraction.

I also take 800mg magnesium daily and that has helped reduce PVC's to an insignificant level.

Do you have any feedback on the above discovery?
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