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  1. TXGal

    911 call for SVT.. facing ablation or back on Toprol

    Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for a few months.. It's been a whirl wind with the birth of my twin girls.. they were born June 8th, so Braxton is a proud big brother! I had an episode yesterday I thought I would share and hopefully get some advice as to what to do... I was in my car...
  2. TXGal

    32 with Osteoporosis

    So as many of you may know, long term use of anticoagulants such as Coumadin/Warfarin can lead to osteoporosis. I broke my wrist a couple of years ago at home in my living room and asked my physician to run a bone density exam to see if Coumadin has effected my bone density.. the results were...
  3. TXGal

    Dr. prescription for INR Machine.. Now What??

    Ok, so I'm finally going to try my hardest to get my own INR machine for home. My cardiologist wrote me a prescription for one.. now what?? How do I find out if my insurance will cover this? What do I sent them? Also, once you have one & you get the results of your test, how do you know how to...
  4. TXGal

    Best Time to Avoid a Heart Attack - When to take your meds!

    Hello Everyone! I know I always show up sporadically on the boards, but I saw a Dr. Oz episode last week and have been meaning to share what he explained as to WHEN to take your meds to help prevent a heart attack. He mentioned that most heart attack victims are found in their bathroom in the...
  5. TXGal

    Migraine Magic Plus - going to try it!

    Hi everyone, I know many of us on the forum suffer from migraines :( so I thought I'd share my new gadget! My dad saw an ad in a magazine of this product that will lessen the pain of migraines. He knows I suffer from them quite frequently, in fact I've had 3 in the past 2 weeks since breaking...
  6. TXGal

    Which home testing machine do you have?

    Ok, many many years ago I tried to get my insurance to pay for a home machine, but they wouldn't and I didn't worry about it again. Well, in the past year or so it seems like every time I get my INR done at the hospital it's way too thick or way too thin... A few days ago mine was 6.5! I really...
  7. TXGal

    9 years of Toprol - Dr. says I can stop!

    I had my mitral valve replacement in 2000 and since my surgery I have been on Coumadin, Lanoxin & Toprol. I've had very few A-fib episodes in which I've increased my Toprol and had an immediate reaction that helped slow my heart rate. I am only 30 years old and have gotten to a point in my life...
  8. TXGal

    Pregnancy with a mechanical valve story

    A few years ago my husband and I decided we were ready for a child. I was very curious about having a child of my own with a mechanical valve. My cardiologist introduced me to a woman here in my small town that had decided to try pregnancy with a mechanical valve. I decided to contact her after...
  9. TXGal

    PT/INR Clinic response to my high INR

    Ok, well I've been on coumadin for almost 9 years now.. but as you all know it can fluctuate no matter how long you are on it.. so I've been on 10mg every day except 7.5 twice a week and it seems like every month when I go to the PT Clinic I am either too low or too high.. Last month I was a...
  10. TXGal

    What questions to ask cardiologist about son's echo?

    Due to my ASD repair & MVR I made sure after my son was born that we had an echo performed asap. I was told that it "looked like" he had a bicuspid aortic valve, but they couldn't get the best look and to re-schedule an echo after 1 year, but that his heart was functioning fine. So, last week...
  11. TXGal

    How much coumadin do you take?

    I am on 10mg of coumadin every day except two days a week I take 7.5mg. My husband seems to think this is a high dosage, so I was just curious what amount of coumadin/warfarin others take. :confused:
  12. TXGal

    Did my son inherit my CHD?

    Hello, I'm new to the boards :D and have had an ASD repair and Mitral Valve Replacement. Last year after my son was born I had an echo done to make sure his heart was ok. They found what they thought was a bicuspid aortic valve, but wanted to wait a year to take another look when he was a...