Kiitos @pellicle! My wife is from Finland and we´ve spent a lot of time over the years in Finland. Do you miss anything about Finland?
Fully understand. I´m reading as much warfarin research and medical papers as I can to get that input. What I hope (and already seem to do) is to get the "real experience" from people living on/with Warfarin in this forum. But also hope to maybe get pointed to some professional that do challenge (in a healthy way and based on real knowledge) the common view of modern warfarin practice and advice. If those exist.some points
- no medical professional is going to out themselves here (can you imagine that)
- no medical professional is going to give guidance that enhances risk
understanding that 99.9% of warfarin users are over 50 is an important point, and vascular resistance to rupture is dictated also by age (meaning less likely to survive an impact due to the loss of elasticity)
Yes, and 99.9% of all patients in studies of warfarin are over 65. 55 being considered "young objects". Reserach show age is a big risk factor of bleeding, overweight is, diabates, deminthia and other common diagnosis of older population are, un-controlled INR seems to be.
What then with a highly fit teenager, with no other diagnosis, self monitored INR etc? What are the risk rations then? Only with that knowledge we can actually know water the risk is reasonable or not. If risk is much difference it would be horrible to limit the lives of teenagers due to risks analysis made on a completely different population. I know I´m pushing it a bit now...but I hope you get how I think.