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  1. pellicle

    Warfarin causes dementia?

    sorry, but I'm not even going to read CBS news for any medical factual data there you go again ... bringing rational analysis to an emotional argument
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    Warfarin causes dementia?

    Fukkit I'm going to increase my diet, improve my exercise and standardise my drinking
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    Warfarin causes dementia?

    warfarin causes: hair loss erectile dysfunction wrinkles feeling the cold feeling hot greying of hair ... now sadly the reality is that warfarin is one of the longest prescribed drugs in modern medicine and is the target of every pharma who wants to kill off a 1c per pill drug to replace it...
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    On-X trial for warfarin alternative treatment

    agreed but some things remain true for such significant amounts of time as to be within our life times unchanging, such as: the biggest influence on human health has been clean water and sanitation there are still only a few essential medications upon which humanity relies and these are...
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    On-X trial for warfarin alternative treatment

    true ... but with research dollars being what they are (and I'm still betting they haven't recouped the costs on the last "wonderDrug") I won't hold my breath. As it stands however these are NOT new drugs and all that is happening is an attempt to allow them to be scheduled by the FDA as...
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    On-X trial for warfarin alternative treatment

    I thought I'd do another dig, last time I never kept notes, but that was 2012 and I was simply curious. I was however strongly left with the impression of: we've spent a ton of reserarch money on this stuff for a problem which boils down to "patients can't be trusted" and found that only when...
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    On-X trial for warfarin alternative treatment

    Well at least this time its not just aspirin. Xa anticoagulants are around just not approved for valves.
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    On-X trial for warfarin alternative treatment

    Let's hope this goes better than the last one. Personally I like the devil I know
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    Extreme exercise

    wise! Interesting story, thanks for sharing. I'll be following your status with interest.
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    Length of time between echos

    I would posit such a conjecture held more water if it were not for the fact that studies have already been done and this was not the ongoing assessment it ie.
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    Tissue vs Mechanical

    ^^^this^^^ Now speaking generally (not directly addressing vitdoc) I usually say this isn't like buying a new Stereo or Car ... its a decision which has much deeper ramifications. However I also usually say flip a coin. If the answer you get is unappealing then explore why. Neither is a bad...
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    28 years with mitral valves and arotic valves

    well done! and more years of functioning to come!
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    Vertigo, Visual Disturbances and 'wobbly' feeling

    to a lesser extent I can identify with that and have found (by experimenting) that if I'm not taking 80mg of aspirin every other day that these things happen. Hard to explain, but sometimes it feels like I'm a bit dizzy and is sometimes exacerbated by looking around suddenly and rapidly when...
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    Length of time between echos

    I have been described by some medical practitioners over the years as "very in tune with my body". Aneurysm and valve surgery was Nov 2011. So back in 2008 I was back (again) living in Finland and was regularly skiing my local ski track this is XC skiing, not the downhill stuff, which looks a...
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    Tissue vs Mechanical

    have you ever heard of such a manufacturing error / issue with a mech valve?
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