Dear friend, welcome to HCM!
A well placed query indeed !
Your mother has high CHADS score and will need blood thinners (anticoagulants ) apart from aspirin
will determine if she has ischaemia (blood supply-demand mismatch) and coronary disease as cause for her heart failure
will be needed.
Your cardiologist is the best person to advise you the next course accordingly.
Aspirin does not make the skin thin. But a fragile, thin skin is likely to bleed under the skin and cause discolorations (ecchymoses), which are not worrisome.
You need to be sure there are no other bleeding problems like gastric ulcer etc.
She must be on optimal anti-failure medications by now.
Latest anticoagulants like dabigatran
are safer than the older ones like coumadins. Please discuss with your cardiologist about it.
Yes, uploading Xrays and reports would be more useful.
Await your feeds and would be glad to assist. Take care and keep me posted on her progress.
Dr. Prasad Akole
Critical Care Spcialist
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.