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    30 years - 10/25/89

    Thanks Superman. I was 5' 11" 181 lbs when I had surgery. 25A-101. They said they actually went a little bigger to accommodate for any addt'l growth. Valve is still fine, the aneurysm will be what gets it replaced though. Curious how you had yours taken care of with 4.9cm. I think the...
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    30 years - 10/25/89

    There's tons of useful info on this board. I've had my shares of ups/downs. I went 23 yrs before at home testing was available to me, that makes a big difference now. I had two T.I.A's before my INR was adjusted a bit higher. A higher INR leads to some issues at times but won't bore you with the...
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    30 years - 10/25/89

    Appreciate the kind words everyone.
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    30 years - 10/25/89

    Glad to hear you got your aneurysm taken care of. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    30 years - 10/25/89

    Thank you Seaton.
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    30 years - 10/25/89

    Today is 30 years for my St. Jude Mechanical Valve. Still ticking, not sure how many more years before it gets replaced though,(Ascending Aortic Aneurysm is over 5.0 cm, due for another CT Scan ). Blood Thinners can still be a pain but wouldn't have gotten this far without them. Happy Friday...
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    Post-op Beer

    You only live once, enjoy it (within reason). Had my AVR with a St. Jude valve 30 yrs ago this upcoming October, and no issues with drinking from time to time. As long as your inr is relatively steady and not fluctuating (some ppl take longer to adjust) you should be fine.
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