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    frequency of INR testing

    I had mechanical aortic valve replacement and mitral repair on Jan. 12. I am now transitioning from surgeon to cardiologist to GP monitoring of my INR. When I left the hospital I moved from daily to weekly testing under supervision of the surgeon. There was some variation remaining when I...
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    Some general questions about upcoming surgery

    The good info continues to roll in. This in response to some hesitations I had expressed privately to normofthenorth about mech valve choice and long term implications of blood thinners for activities I hope to be involved in (cycling, skiing). Not trying to be secretive here - just a little...
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    How Many Canadians Here

    yes - ottawa.
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    Some general questions about upcoming surgery

    Hi all - just a general note of appreciation here for all the responses received. Thanks for taking the time. Paul
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    Some general questions about upcoming surgery

    Hi - yes, the Ottawa Heart Institute. Thx.
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    Some general questions about upcoming surgery

    Hi all, I am new to this forum but have been reading for the past couple of days and find it very informative. I guess I am just looking for some general feedback about what I am about to undergo. Symptoms in July led me to a physical then ultrasound etc. etc. and I now find myself scheduled...
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