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    dick0236 reacted to MMReese's post in the thread St Jude Valves with Like Like.
    I currently have a Bjork Shiley mechanical aortic for 37 years. Now I need a Mitral replaced. How is the clicking with 2 valves?
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    dick0236 replied to the thread Only 28 years for me....
    Congrats Protimenow. With your knowledge of INR management I have no doubt that you'll have many more years with your valve.
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    dick0236 replied to the thread 52 years on ONE valve.
    Now the question is.....who was Bob Hope?:rolleyes:;)
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    dick0236 replied to the thread 52 years on ONE valve.
    Thanks Mina. I know what it's like to have a surgery like this and not be able to get any info except thru medical professionals who...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread Alcohol pads yes or no.
    Good question. I have always just washed my hands under warm water. I went thru my CoagXS owners manual and can't find anything about...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread Inr.
    Sorry Pel, I can't.......don't know how and to old to learn how to post pics, but I'll describe. Warfarin is filled in pharmacy bottles...
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    WOW!! You may have a meter problem, drug issue or INR issue......but I'd find a doctor real quick that can get a handle on that kind of...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread 52 years on ONE valve.
    I gave up on that.............besides, Guiness seems more appropriate for "most hot dogs eaten in two minutes" or "the longest...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread 52 years on ONE valve.
    A Starr-Edwards valve like mine started the Edwards Lifesciences Co. about 1960. They have moved into the tissue valve market (where...
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    Today marks 52 years since I got my "ping pong ball aortic valve" installed......8/16/1967-8/16/2019. At my age of 83+ I now check the...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread Inr.
    The more different doses of warfarin you keep on hand means the greater the chance to grab the wrong pill. I keep 1mg and 5mg on hand...
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    When I had the surgery in 1967 I had a front upper partial (4 teeth).........never take a swing at a guy who is holding a pair of roller...
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    Hi well done! (and you beat my high score of jut 5.6cm :) I ended up having surgery a few months later and got my graft and clicker...
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    dick0236 replied to the thread Inr.
    I'd recheck my INR to verify hi INR. If the INR(4.9) is correct......hold a dose and recheck in 3-4 days.....if still hi, call your doc.
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    Hi John and welcome. I am one of those that have lived more than 50 years on one mechanical valve. In fact, in a week it'll be 52...
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