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    Why I am here

    the usual suspects ... from down under
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    Aortic root replacement - ten years!

    that's the spirit! Wishing you many more years
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    Pectus Excavatum and a Mitral Valve Repair

    It never ceases to amaze me the diversity of experience we have here.
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    Why I am here

    Oops, sorry about that. However im unaware of any excluding others behavior.
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    Exercise recommendations after bovine AVR

    when I had my homograft on my then second operation, my surgeon made the side remark "that we don't want you on warfarin just yet" ... at the time (1992, and being 28) I wasn't entirely sure what that meant but I can say that I wouldn't have been doing all the things I do now (with my mechanical...
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    Bicarbon Livanova

    5H1T Astro ... your greek is impeccable ;-)
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    Bicarbon Livanova

    A more salient question to ask is: "in reality does it make *any difference at all* (or is it just a new company trying to find some marketing edge in the paranoia and fear surrounding the ignorance of (hammer horror organ music chord) "blood thinners" Basically the only difference is in the...
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    Bicarbon Livanova

    Yep, me neither
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    Importance of self-management

    agreed ... a point I often make (but haven't here it seems) is "clinically significant". Which essentially translates to practically significant. 0.2 difference is not clinically significant. So my message is usually: don't attempt to over steer (micro manage), if you're close to your target...
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    Importance of self-management

    so far my XS has been. I understood from your previous posts the variance between your XS and CS has been reasonably consistent too, or not? Then its just a matter of which one you (prefer to) believe
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    Why I am here

    Even if you don't visit here much, I hope you stick around for a while too...
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    Life after Mechanical Valve --- 31 years old

    agreed ... and by definition micromanagement is a bad idea. OCD is good (within limits) for what I do at work (manage databases and write code), its entirely inappropriate for managing INR (or indeed most things in a healthy balanced life with other people)
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    Life after Mechanical Valve --- 31 years old

    summary position which probably should have been "the abstract" of that paper
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    Going in for #3

    Excellent, welcome to the other side :-)
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    Life after Mechanical Valve --- 31 years old

    firstly read up on stuff, you know, proper readings like peer reviewed journals (not mens health dot com) before you run out and get multiple meters (I mean if you have the money to throw around then great) I recommend you understand what INR is and what its measuring and how its measured and...
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