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  1. pellicle

    Heading for a new aortic valve.

    @Buckeye ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this! Often the adjustment is minor and temporary ... You may find this helpful reading in that regard https://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2014/09/managing-my-inr.html
  2. pellicle

    Heading for a new aortic valve.

    you have and I always feel a sadness about how many people have suffered because of the casual off handed uninformed remarks made by many medical professionals.
  3. pellicle

    Heading for a new aortic valve.

    Hi agreed ... if you read my blog post here https://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2017/12/perioperative-management-of-inr.html I cite a journal called Australian Prescriber so yes, this is nearly twenty years old established practice now ... but many professionals are slow to catch up A segement...
  4. pellicle

    INR

    Hi This is their claim, but you need to be quite specific in what you mean by "a lower INR" (as indeed they are in turn QUITE specific on what levels of INR, what levels of monitoring, what concurrent drugs need to also be taken, who it was demonstrated to be safe for and also consider what...
  5. pellicle

    the fact that its 40C means ...

    ... that its fast approaching Christmas and so time for my annual Christmas Greeting to all I picked the only thing green round these parts at the moment ... So to all my valver brothers and sisters (well and Uncles and Aunts) I hope you have a merry festive season and remember ... don't...
  6. pellicle

    my time has come

    Hi seems pretty reasonable option set with stenosis being the issue that needs fixing that's good .... I don't know enough to answer that but I would doubt that such regurgitation is worthy of interfering with the valve at all ... I would be guided by what they say. I don't think the...
  7. pellicle

    Heart Surgery: Alzheimer's Trigger?

    At first it may be mooted, but it differentiates soon enough. Other tests will clarify it.
  8. pellicle

    Heart Surgery: Alzheimer's Trigger?

    Discussed a lot here, and also recently too. This is an introduction to the topic: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postperfusion_syndrome
  9. pellicle

    gut flora in hospitals

    There are indeed errors, however if peer reviewed stuff has its flaws, I can only imagine its worse in the areas where nobody challenges it at all. For instance I don't see any real results with homeopathic treatments of cancers (well, except they die). Ultimately one needs to decide where one...
  10. pellicle

    OUT OF BREATH AFTER 1 min Jogging after AVR

    @peners I think this is sound advice ... at least start an examination if nothing else.
  11. pellicle

    AVR tomorrow

    Sleeping is not over rated :-) Hospitals are not really conducive to sleep, with noises, observation checks, conversation in the background, AC makes you feel cold...
  12. pellicle

    Heart Surgery: Alzheimer's Trigger?

    avoiding Alzheimers is highly correlated with: fitness and physical activity learning new skills (especially motor skills) learning new stuff (languages and structured education) leading a life with complex human interactions this is what I've gathered in my readings about this between when my...
  13. pellicle

    Heading for a new aortic valve.

    I'm glad you got a good situation, however there are members here who complain about the noise of their On-X valves. My view is that its related to anatomy and scar tissue from previous operations. Even their website makes almost no mention of 'quieter' as being a benefit. Nothing wrong with...
  14. pellicle

    AVR tomorrow

    Hi glad to read that you're home basically if it feels comfortable its good (nerves are handy sometimes), as far as I know the biggest issue is the lifting and how you sit up. I was instructed to keep elbows tight into sides and pull with a rope that was at the foot of the bed (so you're...
  15. pellicle

    Heart Surgery: Alzheimer's Trigger?

    my personal take is this: Alzheimers can be coped with by behaviour adaptation quite well. There are people with (in post mortem) staggering levels of plaques but seemed to function well to all around them. However one should not discount the importance of routine and familiarity with...
  16. pellicle

    OUT OF BREATH AFTER 1 min Jogging after AVR

    it gets worse as you get older. My operation at 28 years old (AVR) took at least a year to get back to being fit again (because I'd fallen a ways) and my operation at 48 took a bit longer again (at least two). It takes what it takes. My advice is don't push hard, but push gently and consistently.
  17. pellicle

    INR

    Higher than range or higher than what...
  18. pellicle

    Valve Decision For 44-year old who loves beer

    good news ... now, keep up those breathing exersizes, don't lift stuff and follow the recovery instructions to protect your sternum. That first beer is going to taste like gold ... any planned brews for your first after your cyborg transformation?
  19. pellicle

    INR

    are you also taking any aspirin?
  20. pellicle

    AVR tomorrow

    and that first pee ...


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