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  1. Superman

    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    Yup. Just as silly the other way too. Most of the people here are just relaying real world experience trying to answer people’s questions, correct misconceptions, and share their reality regardless of choice.
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    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    All good points. But some don’t allow for the fact that doctors and surgeons are only human. They take an oath to do no harm. They do not take and oath to help the patient make the best choice for them among several good options. My last open heart surgery was nearly 12 years ago. It was...
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    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    In the above individuals case, it’s also likely undersized as it was placed when she was only four years old. So the valve itself probably isn’t “failing” so much as it is no longer helpful to her. Perhaps the issues you indicate coupled with being undersized.
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    Staying the Course -- Autumn At Last!

    Sorry to hear about Mrs Superbob’s health. Hope she recovers soon. Prayers also for healing in your family. Seems more and more common the easier communication gets (with tech). Ironical and sad. Otherwise, glad to see your check up went well. Any plans to get back to the core fitness...
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    Staying the Course -- "On the Road Again"

    Life is back in full swing here with school, orchestra, piano, dance, soccer, teaching again, all kinds of busy stuff. Not much time for updating courses unfortunately. I am officially a remote employee now, so no worries about when or if I have to start commuting again, so that’s good...
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    Mechanical vs Tissue - need help deciding

    My most recent surgery was in Mid October 2009. We were in Disney World by Spring Break and had a great time. Don’t know if I was 100%, but we weren’t limited and I rode all the rides the kids did.
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    Why both Warfarin AND aspirin?

    Because they’re delicious! And I’m told they act on different mechanisms. Aspirin won’t impact your INR, but can make your platelets a little more slippery as I understand it. Beneficial for the heart in other ways. Many people without valve issues are advised to take an aspirin a day. I was...
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    Okay, now that’s just creepy and crossing the line. I don’t know how you got ahold of my work badge. 🤪 Did a nice job on my scar, don’t you think?
  9. Superman

    Marijuana and Blood Thinners/Mechanical Valve

    Only the brilliant writers of Monty Python, in their wisdom, recognized the additional humor that creates.
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    If that image makes your day a little brighter, I will not take it from you. 😁 I teach a class at a local college. When we finally had in seat class for the first time post pandemic, I started with, “I finally have a reason to wear pants without elastic in the waist again, so I’m pretty...
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    They’re running a clinic at work, so I finally got on the calendar to join the vaccinated crowd. Giving us the Pfizer. Won’t change much for me. The way the numbers are looking, I’ll continue to mask and distance. Starting to accept that as a new normal. The main negative is I’m full time...
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    CryoLife On-X INR Claims

    Regardless, I think a 0.5 INR window is too narrow and will lead to poor INR management regardless of where you stick the window. Adverse outcomes are at their lowest between 2.0 and 4.0. To me, that’s why 2.5 - 3.5 makes so much sense. A nice wide target leading to more consistent dosing. A...
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    The Big Calendar Entry

    Throw my well wishes in here too. Recommend to beg, borrow, or steal a good reclining chair if you don’t have one already. I haven’t had a chance to follow your story yet, so not sure what you have or have not been told. But anything you can do now to set up your home for a smooth recovery is...
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    Is it safe to jump rope

    Depends where.