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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Recent update on the recovery. Based on recent CT scan, almost all blood is absorbed by brain tissues and it shows it is similar pre-fall state. (Fall heppened in the 1st week of July) My wife has resumed her normal activities now. Thanks to God's Grace and your wishes :)
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Update on my wife's status.. At last after 35 days after the fall, my wife is back home and doing well. Docs started Heparin after 23 days with low dosage, did CT scan and increased slowly. After 4-5 days, they started Coumudin along with bridging Heparin. Towards the end, CT scan showed...
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Follow-up Q ... Since my wife was off Coumudin for 23 days, how do docs find about if there are any clots when there are no symptoms ? Are there any tests ? My wife is also going to ask docs the same Q.
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Sorry I forgot to respond to your earlier part of your message. My wife is 50 years old. I am sorry to know about your loss. Regards..
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Thanks Pellicle for sharing info on tPA. I did not know about it till now and I will try to learn more before I check with docs for sure. This is so timely and valuable. Regards.
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Thanks for sharing your friend's incident. In my wife's case docs say it will take few weeks for blood to get absorbed. We need close monitoring for sure..
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Thank you sharing your father's story. Thanks very much for your wishes.
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Vitdoc, thank you so much for providing so detailed tips and suggestions. Quick update on my wife's status. After 23 long days after the fall, finally docs started Heparin and she has been stable for last 2 days. They are doing blood work and CT scan looks to be stable. She does not show any...
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    Two mechanical valves and had a bad head injury

    Hi ; My wife has two mechanical heart valves aortic and mitral. She is on Coumudin with INR 2.5-3.5. Two weeks ago, she had an innocent fall on her head. She did not lose conciousness and she was rushed to emergency. She was given Vit-K to reverse blood thinning. They stopped Coumudin. It looks...
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    AVR Post surgery update - Slow rcovery / Issues with breathing and heart rate

    Howdy, I am recovering well, but slowly after my AVR last month. This is monthly annivarsary. Hope everyone is also doing well. I am having couple of things going and looking for for your inputs/ experiences. Recovery: Recovery is going slow for me- I am still weak, as I am very afraid to...
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    Third Open Heart Surgery/ Second Aortic Valve Replacement

    Hi Rob, Thanks for your wishes :) My valve is Bovine Pericardial Patch. Surgeon replaced old 19 with 21 size , I hope this will help me keep going . Cheers, BratBuz
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    Third Open Heart Surgery/ Second Aortic Valve Replacement

    Hi Everyone, Thanks to all for your info/ encouragement and kind words. Sorry about my delayed reply, as so much was going and it was agonising time. Now that I had successfull 3rd OHS , it is a great relief and very happy to be back in home with my dog and cat, and of course family. Here is...
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    Third Open Heart Surgery/ Second Aortic Valve Replacement

    Hi Folks, Great to see this forum with amazing people who are helping with their experiences/knowledge/ideas on various valve related issues. I truly appreciate your time and willingness to help. Here is my story, it is a long one - please bear with it. After having gone through so many medical...
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