as you may know I've long sat on the fence about aspirin. Studies I've found suggest its helpful others suggest its not. I've previously taken it but stopped in about 2013 because my box ran out and I just kept forgetting to go get some more (and baulked a little on the prices of it compared to 500mg tablets at the supermarket)LondonAndy;n886351 said:...Pellicle's post about platelets seems to suggest to me that Aspirin should be considered routine for mechanical valvers?
indeed, and I think that's the summary I was intending.LondonAndy;n886370 said:pellicle - wow! If that is the easy explanation about aspirin then I will skip the learned article I think! It is a good point that people react differently to medications. ... but my neighbour (a female in her 60s with some similar meds) has no end of trouble finding one that suits her.
You might want to check that out with your cardio. My anticoagulation therapy was started by the surgeon but is maintained by my cardio.Paul1972;n886372 said:Hi all , my surgeon told me to stop aspirin 2 weeks before I had my really bad double vision episode that lasted about 10 mins which I haven’t had found out as to what is was . Do you think coming off aspirin after a year could cause such an event .
pellicle;n886340 said:Not as I see it. If there is thrombosis present in the valve it's not going anywhere soon.
I would describe you as brave, but not a fool.
It's correct what you say, however it's important to remember all you ever get from a medical professional is an opinion, just the same. You may even find examples here of crappy opinions being delivered. I do not myself pretend to be a surgeon nor a cardiologist, but I do actually explain my opinions and where I formed them.
Many medical professionals don't do as much. "Trust me, I'm a doctor"
It's up to the patient to also do due diligence on the opinions they choose to accept.
After my surgery, the surgeon set the INR range and told me up front that the cardio would handle maintenance. When I read that my valve's range was changed from 2-3 to 2-2.5 about 6 months after implantation, I talked to my cardio about the new range. He knew about it, but got a second opinion from the surgeon just to make sure before changing my range to 2-2.5.Paul1972;n886380 said:Hi Tom, I haven’t seen a cardiologist since before my surgery’s I’ve always seen my surgeon. I will have to try to get an appointment to see a cardiologist but I’m sure it will take a couple of months to get a date, in the mean time I’ve decided to start taking aspirin again off my own back just in case .
Well gee Tom ... (looks around) ... that's probably becausetom in MO;n886379 said:I get a lot more from the medical professionals in my life than just an opinion.
that's your opinion, who knows others may have different ones. Even wilder is the idea that someone may change their opinion over time so what if they read your opinion from 10 years ago and it was different?I think the brave fool is the one who doesn't take a simple 80mg aspirin that in the US costs me $1 for 40 at the dollar store and is the same brand they give me in the hospital
actually Paul that's how it was originally in Australia. I only ever saw the surgeon back in the 70's 80's and 90's ... indeed reading on this site you can find many people disgruntled with Cardiologists. That's because not all of them are clones of each other and some are good and some are not.Paul1972;n886380 said:Hi Tom, I haven’t seen a cardiologist since before my surgery’s I’ve always seen my surgeon. .
Your welcome, and thanks for the kind words mate. I recall what it was like when I was a lad and while the surgeons who did great work on me gave me much, there was little or no guidance on many things. Sometimes that set me on paths (which I knew at that time were errant, but) that took years to smooth out.Paul1972;n886386 said:Hi Pellicle hope you are well, once again thanks for your reply,
that's good news ... so if there is a valve related problem then its micro-embolivivekd;n886448 said:Just got results from my TEE.
No blood clots