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Welcome to the New VR.org!

Welcome to the fresh new ValveReplacement.org!

This new software should allow us to administer more easily and to update the look and feel more easily.

One feature we had originally when we started this adventure 14 years ago, was the personal stories and experiences section. This will be returning very soon. It is a great benefit to be able to learn from the experiences of others. Especially for those who are faced with the new uncertainty of Valve Replacement Surgery.

More soon..

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Interaction Question spirulina and Warfarin?

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  • Interaction Question spirulina and Warfarin?

    I know this will come up. Just read the antioxidents in spirulina are great for longevity. Any interaction with Warfarin?

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    Expect to increase your warfain a fair amount:

    It has Vitamin K 200 mcg, daily RDA 80 mcg, Percent of RDA +250 %

    Personally, I'd pass.

    http://www.spirulina.com/SPBNutrition.html

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      Spirulina is a blue-green algae. It is loaded with vitamin K. You will have to increase your warfarin dose when you start taking it. Also if you ever run out and try to wait until the next trip to the store to get some more, you may find that your INR has skyrocketed because of the suddenly lessened intake of vitamin K. It has the potential to be a serious interaction.
      Al Lodwick, R.Ph.
      Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider
      [URL=http://www.warfarinfo.com]Go to my website for warfarin information[/URL]

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