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Had AMI Widowmaker (100% occlusion) in April this year. Single stent left anterior downward coronary artery. No other isues with arteries. No history of heart disease. No symptoms leading up to AMI. Healthly, exercise regularily, don't smoke, 55 years, etc. Serious heart damage, but I feel OK.
Day after, AMI echocardiogram identidied LV Thrombus. LVEF 20 percent. Was doing the triple thearpy blood thinner. Asaprin, Plaxiv, and Warfarin.
Just did another echocardiogram and doctor consultation (so almost 4 months after AMI and first echo.). LVEF is still low (25-30 percent, dang!). Thrombus appears to have resolved (good). Doctor was not optimistic about strong recovery of heart functions EF (strange). Very, very discouraging. He asked me to stop the warafin due to LV Thrombus resolution.
With low LVEF, I am terrified of developing another LV Thrombus and cerebrial embolism, but he thinks the bleeding risk outwieghs the risk of embolism. Also wants me to get a defibrillater (ICD). Have done lots of reading about these issues and not much guidance and few studies.
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