I only started taking 81mg aspirin a couple of years ago per my cardios instructions.......that means I took only warfarin or coumadin for about 50 years with no negative effect. My cardio explained to me that the aspirin was not for anti-coagulation, but did help in making the blood cells a little more "slippery".[QUOTE="jlcsn2015, post: 898404, member: 15848]
Would like to hear your comments about NOT using the ASA, and what levels of INR would be safe in order to avoid issues,
Given your concerns I'd run the idea of stopping the aspirin by your doc.
As far as what is a preferred INR I have no idea about the newer valves. My own range is 2.5-3-5 and I have never had a problem when staying in, or close to, that range.
I too had been told by heart doc to take 81mg aspirin, and for years i was on reg dose of about a few 100 mg or so, with nothing noticeable side effects, stomach seemed to handle it well. Any idea as to if 81mg really helps, or is it a doc just again trying to do what they think it right, even though THEY really have nothing to back it up nor do they really know for sure? Over time, i have not taken Aspirin of any size. any thought on if i should be taking them? I over the years, am now 67, heard good and bad things about Aspirin and about taking it everyday for long periods of time.