Like others, I've been told to keep my INR 2.5-3.5. I talked with my PCP and told him I'd prefer to keep it at the upper end. A few times it's been 4.0-4.3.
I started Weight Watchers this summer and found my INR going up, due to switching to a low-fat diet. I added more green things and then added exercise and it went down, to 2.8. So I've cut back on the green stuff, only one big salad a day instead of 2, and it's back up to where it should be.
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.