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    32 years since my first!

    Sounds like they got it while just a weak wall, is this correct?
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    32 years since my first!

    Congrats on "the first." Does this mean this was not the only one?
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    Blood flow at meal time

    Any information on the extra importance of allowing time for the body (heart) to accommodate food digestion to share? I know generally but specifically how much more important it may or may not be for heart compromised people is what I am interested in. I find myself having no time but to eat...
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    What have you been doing lately?

    Yes climate is more important to some than others. I had asthma as a kid and my father smoked. We would go for drives on weekends or to visit family and he would not let anyone crack a window. He could only crack his which left us in a cloud of polluted air. Sometimes I could vomit. I now live...
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    What have you been doing lately?

    I drive for a living in a beautifully forested area so get it out of my system using a company vehicle and fuel. I have two friends who are best friends. In different ways they are special to me and I care about them greatly. They are mostly opposites. I see traits similar to dogs and cats, one...
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    'per patient year' question

    Hello dick0236, Your signature states no diet restrictions. I have a bio tissue valve and was on Warfarin for the first three months following surgery. The Coumadin clinic people encouraged me to stick with the same foods and to eliminate some vitamins. Granted the hospital gave me vitamins and...
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    'per patient year' question

    Thank you all for hashing these points of view out. Contrary to voiced opinion this exchange offers clarification in use of different words and approaches to ideas and information. I disagree with the notion put forth that written words are harder to "hear what someone is saying." Communication...
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    Dizziness

    Do you attribute the dizziness to the type of valve you have or something else?
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    Eliquis instead of Coumadin

    Speaking of prices, those of you on Warfarin are you all factoring in weekly lab costs? Or is self-managing INR able to bypass lab work? One other concern that is growing if you follow news is what will you do if there is a supply disruption of any medications you depend on? They all have...
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    what to take to the hospital - a checklist

    No time to read all posts sorry if mentioned: long extension cord for electrical outlets to charge cell, and tablet (i.e. iPad).I was surprised you could use cell phones in ICU. When I took care of aging father same hospital network had banned them 4 years earlier. So it was days into hospital...
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    Eliquis and prosthetic heart valves

    I have had Afib pre and post OHS with bio tissue valve. There has been no talk of treating the Afib. It is something that disqulifies me for a normal stress test. A normal stress test will produce a false negative because it is not designed to comprehend the Afib. I have not received medication...
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    'per patient year' question

    Hi John, have they said how you got to this point? I had similar problems but my murmur was detected 6 years earlier. After lots of tests and consulting a Cardiologist and my wonderful PCP I had at that time I anticipated living with a murmur for the rest of my life. I had routine physicals with...
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    Third aortic valve replacement this year

    Akz, He is in the hospital dealing with the pneumonia then he will be having a 3rd heart surgery all within one year, wow. This is not a candidate for self-managing anticoagulant medication. Pneumonia before and causing a delay is better than after. They do a lot to prevent it immediately...
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    this is of course why I go right ahead and ignore Nutritionists

    Extending average lifespan allowed time for the consequences of an unhealthy diet to show up.
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    this is of course why I go right ahead and ignore Nutritionists

    In the 80’s there was a diet that broke up 24 hours in terms of ingestion, digestion and elimination. I think I caught an interview with the author on television. I wasn’t interested in the specific foods of the diet, just this concept of considering when and what the body does with whatever we...
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    this is of course why I go right ahead and ignore Nutritionists

    It is amazing that homo sapiens have been ignorant and never could have accessed a balanced diet during most of their existence yet they managed to survive the 100,000+ years prior. (Using a conservative number).
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    this is of course why I go right ahead and ignore Nutritionists

    Things could get very graphic and you would need to wait til you are starving to eat many things so in a way it is best to ignore a lot of that. I don't eat some foods because I couldn't ignore everything I knew. (i.e. insects gross me out but cannot be avoided). I have become more practical...
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    Warfarin & arthritis: pain relievers?

    Is it the THC or CBD? It is not an option available to me as my work is federally compliant. It has been interesting considering it for a pain reliever. A girl I know smokes it daily. Her BF aims at the CBD benefits. It is legal in my state and shops carry many refined forms. Another man I know...
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    Warfarin & arthritis: pain relievers?

    Justmadi was correct. Tylenol is not anti inflammatory. Earlier I mistakenly said it was. It came from a conversation with my cardiologist. It doesn't work as a pain reliever for either of us. It was his characterization but in my mind I mixed up the "F" words (anti in>F<lammatory and >F<ever...
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    this is of course why I go right ahead and ignore Nutritionists

    "Nutrition" is a religion and political. Don"t throw the baby out with the bath water. A case could be made for anything based on some studies. Just because the FDA says so or not is not the barometer for deriving truth, fact, reality. It is difficult to derive those three from any snippet...
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