I like those odds. I mentioned ablation to my cardiologist, and he'd like to try cardioversion first. He thinks it will work -- I hope he's right!If cardioversion doesn't work for you and the flutter returns, I'd suggest talking the an electrophysiologist about ablation. Mine said the success rate for fixing flutter is about 98% and the complication rate is very low, something like 0.2%. For me, I was in and out of the hospital in about 3 hours.
I recall mentioning this recently,Unfortunately, my last INR test showed only 1.7, despite my increased Warfarin dosage.
This is a known and well documented thing which somehow eludes all medical people. Discussed (at least) here: How long did it take your warfarin dose to stabilise post OHS?nothing wrong with 2 ... especially so soon after surgery you're INR is likely to fluctuate and its also likely that your dose will increase to maintain that INR over the coming months.
Sure -- I've got plenty of time. Thanks!
I've mentioned it to my cardiologist, and he supports the idea of self-testing, but it might be a while (a few months) till I can get set up to do it, according to him. I'll continue mentioning it every time I see him, nevertheless.Hey, Johnmarkos - if you can, get an INR test meter so you can self-test.
Years ago (before 2009), before I knew a lot about self-testing or the variability of INR if you don't take the same daily dose, I was doing like johnmarkos is doing - 7.5 mg one day, 5 mg the next. Ignorantly, I hadn't had my INR tested for many months - but I was lucky. I didn't have any negative events during that time without testing.Hi John, As @pellicle explained the initial dose usually increases.
Your AC therapy is in the very early stages, given time you will stabilise, as an example i was initially 10mg daily then eventually stabilised at 15mg daily
Culling your greens is a poor idea, the greens are good for you, just dose the diet.
7.5 to 5 is not as good as the equal daily dose you are now on.
the alternating dose gives you more peaks and troughs than a stable daily dose, if you end up on more than 7.5mg then consider equalling out the dosage rather than alternating it.
good luck mate
I think it was the Mayo clinic, but none the less a study was done where suitable patients were introduced to self testing before they were discharged. These patients performed pretty well, as well as or better than any at a clinic and remained on self testing.FWIW, where I live, you have to wait three months before being allowed to self test.
mine was included with my valve, it was shipped to me some weeks after surgery from Roche. I didn't know what it was so I called my surgeon's office and they let me know that it was a compliment of the valve maker.one or more said that it was included with their valve.