If they pass, you can bet it will trickle to other bi-leaflet mech valves too. Myself with an ATS however I will be sticking with warfarin until the evidence is completely clear (even if I had an On-X). The devil you know is always the better option.very interesting, esp as i'll be getting an On-X valve in the next few months
The only reason the On-X valve is special is because they say so, mainly;yeah, yeah, negativity as per usual. If it passes, this WONT automatically trickle to all other bi-leaflet valves anytime soon. The On-X valves is not just another bi-leaflet design, it has a number of unique design advances. In this regard the most relevant of which is the unique carbon, different from traditional carbon valves https://www.cryolife.com/products/contract-manufacturing/on-x-pyrolytic-carbon/
That some day will never come unless open minded people are willing to advance the science. This is a step in that direction. I don’t have any trouble managing INR, some day I might, no telling what the future may bring. It would be comforting to think the future may hold alternatives to Coumadin. I was merely optimistic of the search for those alternatives. If so many of you wish to reject the findings before they even do the research, that’s entirely your choice.If some day, a drug manufacturer can come up with an anticoagulant that is reliable; that can be easily, safely, and reliably reversed without an extremely expensive protocal; costs as little as warfarin, and doesn't require weekly testing to confirm its effects, I would be extremely interested. Apixaban (Eliquis) isn't it.
I agree that Warfarin is cheap.......easy to monitor.....pretty predictable and yes, cheap. I remember a time, in the 1960s and '70's, Coumadin was still patent protected for DuPont Chemicals and cost a whopping $100+/month for a THIRTY DAY supply..........and that was a helluva lot of money in those days. At my age, even if given the opportunity, I doubt I would switch away from Warfarin.........as they say "The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know"I don’t think it’s a bad thing to do research for an alternative that doesn’t require monitoring. Anything else, though, would have some pretty tough shoes to fill.
.......And really cheap as far as meds go
I can get a 90 day supply for $10 cash.
who is rejecting findings? I'm only saying that for me there is no problem to solve.If so many of you wish to reject the findings before they even do the research, that’s entirely your choice.
why is it that if one does not squeal excitedly and rush to support it but stands back and asks questions its negativity?yeah, yeah, negativity as per usual.