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      vitdoc replied to the thread Greeting from the UK.
      I assume that when you said you had a TIA that you had some neurological event which was transient and you recovered. To me that is...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread Eliquis instead of Coumadin.
      We know that Eliquis is not good for mechanical valves. In the drug trials primarily run by the drug companies Eliquis was shown to be...
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      I am not an electrophysiologist but my understanding is that the electrical signals in A. Fib travel across the atrial tissue and not...
    • vitdoc
      Eliquis is not effective for anti coagulation of mechanical valves currently only warfarin is. So if one needs anti coagulation say...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread MV regurgitation with prolapse.
      The clip is transfemoral. Not much different than a cath from the patient’s perspective. I had mine done by a guy who at that time had...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread MV regurgitation with prolapse.
      Personally if two procedures one via the groin and the other via bypass had similar outcomes, and both would need an open heart approach...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread MV regurgitation with prolapse.
      That was certainly true earlier. I believe that the indications have been expanded. You should check with interventional cardiologists...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread MV regurgitation with prolapse.
      For mitral regurgitation there are a variety of options. Repair, replacement (tissue, mechanical) and soon a TAVR like replacement...
    • vitdoc
      Probably the most important point in having medical insurance aside from the insurance paying the bill is the fact that the insurance...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread Frequency OF Follow Up CT Scans.
      Odd story. I don’t think that is routine standard of care s/p aneurysm repair. Maybe there is something odd that was seen in the past...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread New here.
      In general when one comes out after heart surgery you are taken to an intensive care unit. Generally there is a very high ratio of...
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      vitdoc replied to the thread Not doing surgery.
      If I wanted to off myself I wouldn’t want to die with heart failure. Miserable prolonged agony. Severe shortness of breath water...
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      Why do I feel like On-X will continue to put people at risk in an effort to differentiate themselves from other mechanical valves...
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      I always wonder why anyone would sign up for this trial. The upside would be no testing and maybe less bleeding. The downside could be...
    • vitdoc
      I am curious what was the decision making process in 2004 when you had a homograft last only 5 years just prior. It looks like you...
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