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    Extreme Anxiety, Minimally Invasive, Ross Procedure, and Life Expectancy

    back in 2009 my wife and I were planning an epic skiing trip (based on some years of preparitory training in Finland {where we lived}) for the next winter, it was to go from Abisco to Kebnekaise towing sleds. We'd prepared the route but we had to come home (to my home, Australia) because of a...
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    Extreme Anxiety, Minimally Invasive, Ross Procedure, and Life Expectancy

    Hi an excellent perspective piece and I hope it helps the OP that's excellent news ... always better to have substantial time up your sleeve for the possibility of furthering understanding and practice.
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    my self management results for 2020

    this is at once a good plan and an interesting topic. In Australia (of course not related to the US situation) the cardiologist is actually not involved with this at all. The surgeon is the one who sets the INR guidelines (mine quite specifically directed me to keep it between 2.2 and 3 which...
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    my self management results for 2020

    Repeated consistent adherence. I was with a clinic for months, I built a case with my doctor
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    my self management results for 2020

    just wanted to add ... its a 1999 paper ... my blog is a more up-to-date and well referenced source. This is not to say that there is nothing in that paper, but that I believe I cover the perspective of a mech-valver on my blog with better simplicity.
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    Tomorrow 's the day

    Have another when you get back home :cool:
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    my self management results for 2020

    Remember, they deal with the General Public As per my blog post I advocate for consistent doses. Not just because it's easier but because I believe my INR is that little less volatile.
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    how long can you go without it?

    Well, since I had to do it, may as well gather data, right?
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    Life Expectancy BAV Mechanical vs Tissue

    exactly ... I was being tongue in cheek. I do accept that a basic "off" on my motorbike will likely mean my death. My surgeon seemed to frown at this discussion time (2011) and I said "well I've been doing it since I was 15 and across 3 continents" ... he knows I'm like him in some ways. Hard...
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    my self management results for 2020

    you're correct ... sometimes 7.5mg (5 + half a 3mg + 1mg)
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    Life Expectancy BAV Mechanical vs Tissue

    So, you're saying the motorbike and scooter have to go? ;-)
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    New on the list

    I'm afraid I agree with you. Not that it matters to me, because I'll be dead by then. The younguns (insert ' where you feel appropriate in that word) can do what they like to re-imagine the place before ultimately China governs this part of the hemisphere (including us). Can you imagine all the...
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    New on the list

    when in the UK I'd expect that saying "I'm from Wales" is sort of normal, but my experience when travelling internationally is they say "I'm from the UK" and then maybe add "have you ever heard of Wales" We don't have a Wales in Australia ... we have a New South Wales ... which is only ever...
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    New on the list

    its an American thing. In Korea (where I was once a student) it was always amusing when a Korean asked one of us where we were from, while a German would say Germany, a Finn would say Finland, a Dutchman "The Netherlands", a Canadian would say Canada and so on; the Americans would all say "City...
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    Self-monitoring INR from the start

    OMG Best Wishes
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