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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Needing advice/support..
      Given his age, he doesnt have many other options other than the Ross procedure. The Ross valve is the only one that will grow with him...
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      You are in the UK. You should check out Cleveland Clinic London. I had my surgery done there. Independent surgeons told me you get a US...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Alternative to Warfarin.
      yes this is a very good point. I suspect that this is why all of the trials with warfarin alternatives have failed thus far. The drugs...
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      In my case, after both OHS my hair became thicker. I suspect more bloodflow to the right areas.
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Alternative to Warfarin.
      There is a lot of work going into developing new anticoagulants as patents run out. The latest in clinical trial are Factor 11...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Problems at Night.
      By the way, it is the middle of the night now in Philly, so I can see that you arent sleeping. Sorry about that. It will get a lot...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Problems at Night.
      @jag004 At this point after surgery, your body is still adjusting a lot to your new valve. I also had afib at night the third night...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread 5 year ON-X low INR results.
      @Nesphito I think the best idea is to get a letter from your surgeon. If he says 2-3, no other health professional will say anything...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Surgery #2 in the Bookstore.
      @jag004 Your surgeon is absolutely right about your EF. Mechanical valves have much better hemodynamics, meaning that they are a bit...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread 5 year ON-X low INR results.
      I honestly dont think it is worth going to 1.5-2 if you compare the event rates with 2-3 in On-X and the St Jude in the prose study...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread 3 potential choices.
      I had a second sirgery after my bio valve wore out after only eight years. i dont think your heart nevessarily gets damaged from a...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Weird feelings.
      i know this sounds very simple, but sometimes the simple solutions are the best
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Weird feelings.
      this started to happen to me after i started exercising. But i never exercised before like I do now after syrgery 2. Long story short, i...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Warfarin Protocol Initiated!.
      Looking at your post again, I think the issue is that your clinician seems to think that 7mg is your maintenance dose. But how can he...
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      tommyboy14 replied to the thread Awake and recovering.
      CONGRATS and WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE. The surgeon did his job. Now comes the hard work on your part to work on your recovery, keep...
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