I've had a couple of cat bites & scratches since my MVR and the bleeding has been minimal. Actually, I'm more concerned about getting antibiotics down than stopping the bleeding. I was recently bitten by a cat that had an undetected leg injury; two friends -- both with MVRs, one St. Jude & other bovine -- came to my aid, found my antibiotics and then helped stop the bleeding. My left index finger swelled to where I couldn't bend it for 2 days, but I was OK. (I took about 6,000-8,000 mg of amoxi in 24-48 hours.) I've had 2 Red Cross first aid courses over the years.
I eat whatever I want, and I like a lot of foods with vitamin K. I just remember to eat fairly consistent amounts of such items nearly every day, if not daily.
Marsha (7-28-50), MVP 1990/MVR (St. Jude) & ASD repair 6/24/03 Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas Texas. Hometesting since 11/03, first with ProTime 3, now with INRatio.
John (3-13-46), MV repair 5/10/07, Dallas Presbyterian, port-access incision, Dr. William Ryan. Chordae ruptured 12/05 in car crash.