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    After your surgery, what are some of the things that you found out that surprised you

    I'd like to see research that's later than 2014, so I've been doing a little searching. My cardiologist switched my med for short term use--not long term. I trust his judgement completely. If you are on long-term or permanent blood thinning med, I agree that warf. is the better choice.
  2. uncanni

    After your surgery, what are some of the things that you found out that surprised you

    Thanks for clearing that up; it's obvious that I'm pretty ignorant about all these drugs, except for reading the descriptions, side effects, etc. I'm just so glad not to have to worry about the INR anymore...
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    After your surgery, what are some of the things that you found out that surprised you

    Things that surprised me: Some nurses really know what they're doing, and some really don't. I was pretty surprised by the worst of them. All the different meds I've had to be on; I just got taken off the Coumadin by my cardiologist, and will start the Xarelto tomorrow. Why would anyone put a...
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    Will TAVR ever be a better choice than OHS for BAV?

    Interesting discussion. I'm six weeks out from OHS on my BAV. My thoughts: OHS may be effective, but it's a barbaric procedure in so many ways. Sometimes I think that for where we are technologically, we certainly lag behind in the field of medicine. Not that I'm not grateful to live during a...
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    Home from the hospital!!!!

    Welcome home, Jimmi!! I'm just a few weeks ahead of you, and I wish you the best in sorting out the meds!
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    Post-op anxiety

    Dear pellicle, JLmatus, LondonAndy and honeybunny, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your prompt responses to my post! Everything that everyone has said makes me feel so much better and part of a community which has undergone the same thing I have. Today is the beginning of the sixth week since the...
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    Post op anxiety

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I'm a 65 yr old female who had my bicuspid aortic valve replaced with a biological one on June 13. I had to go back to the hospital on June 30 for three days for afib and fluid in my lungs, but I've been pretty good since then. Except...
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    Post-op anxiety

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I'm a 65 yr old female who had my bicuspid aortic valve replaced with a biological one on June 13. I had to go back to the hospital on June 30 for three days for afib and fluid in my lungs, but I've been pretty good since then. Except...
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