my dentist has often remarked that if he didn't know I was on warfarin there would be nothing in my bleeding to give it away. My view is this suggests that many of the "stories" were from situations where INR was out of range on the high side.I also had dental surgery recently...no excess bleeding or bridge necessary in my case.
Living in Norway I assume you have been given a home testing tool to allow you to self test ... (as I see you mention) below. I can say that it has not limited my alcohol intake (but then if the Norwegians are like the view that the Finns have of them then maybe that's not a bad thing.Apart from limiting my alcohol intake and regular training I live my life the same way I did before the operation.
that's a very narrow range and I would say impracticable, I would draw your attention to studies which have shown that (for an aortic valve) such a range is serving little benefit. For instance this large study which showed that the range of safety is between 2.4 and 4:I self test and self dose, and despite a narrow therapeutic range (3,0-3,5), I've only been drastically outside right after my child was born.
I suspect this is a "in your case" issue because certainly in my reading here that noise is mentioned by many people as a source of the reasons why they chose a tissue valve. I would say that its likely your surgeon didn't mention it (which in my view is stupid) because they thought it is just something you'll get used to (and like you can get used to changes, but you can't get used to permanent ongoing effects of surgical damage, you just suffer them).The drawbacks of mechanical valves that I feel is under communicated is noise and impact on other medical procedures.
it varies, my Dr (my personal GP) when he first saw me after surgery said "wow, they put a real diesel into you didn't they" .. so "I hear ya buddy", however there are others here who report its almost invisible.I'm not sure if the aortic or mitral valve is the real culprit, but these suckers are noisy.
for me in a restaruant, no but maybe Australians are noisier than Norwegians ;-)I mostly manage to ignore the ticking, but it is loud enough that some of my friends was able to pick it out in a noisy restaurant.
this is simply stunning to me because in Australia its totally a part of the pre-surgery to explore that someone is on AC Therapy and to tell them that they have to have their INR below 1.5The other issue is risks and willingness of hospitals to perform surgery on patients on ACT. My mom had a shoulder issue that was scheduled as a routine surgery. After initial checkup the surgery was canceled. The surgeon did not want to risk bleeding with operating with a INR over 2
indeed its been written in the literature that there is no "cure" for valvular heart disease, we simply replace it with prosthetic valve disease. The advantage of that replacement is that (depending on if you recieve tissue or mechanical prosthetic) you are either managing INR or preparing for the likelyhood of a future valve surgery. The younger you are the more likely that such a future valve surgery is a certainty.Knowing what i know today, I still would have gone mechanical given the choice. I'd rather avoid having another OHS if I can.
Are they keeping an eye on the baby, cause when on warafarin(Coumadin) It is highly recommended not to get pregnant, due to high risk chance of major birth defects. I am surprised they did not get you on Birth Control.Warfarin directly resulted in a unplanned pregnancy. Number 5 was not intended.
But I had to reschedule a certain procedure due to being above or our target of under 2 INR. Dr was booked out a month.
I guess my youngest was supposed to be here. Wouldn’t change a thing now.
Since I’m Superman, there have been no issues with Warfarin and pregnancy. My wife handled the hard work. No birth control available for me save for the aforementioned procedure that I had to reschedule.Are they keeping an eye on the baby, cause when on warafarin(Coumadin) It is highly recommended not to get pregnant, due to high risk chance of major birth defects. I am surprised they did not get you on Birth Control.
So you must be a male. for a female would have been advised from becoming pregnant while on Warafrin. So it may be different for the male persuasion, LMAO! But good luck on the procedure.Since I’m Superman, there have been no issues with Warfarin and pregnancy. My wife handled the hard work. No birth control available for me save for the aforementioned procedure that I had to reschedule.
I’ve been on Warfarin since I was 17. All five of my kids were conceived while I was medicated.