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Coumadin - My INR was way out of range today when I did my weekly test - haven't done anything?

Posted 21 May 2010 by nkelto 4 answers

... different this week other than switching to working overnight. What could cause the reading to be out of range? Does it matter if you have the blood tested after you wake up or should you be awake for awhile first?

Prosthetic Heart Valves -- Mechanical Valves - I had a mechanical heart valve implant in Dec. 2010.?

Posted 22 Oct 2011 by ronniea 5 answers

... How long does it take to feel normal? I feel like a time bomb waiting to go off. I have a very hard time sleeping because I can hear the ticking and sometimes my heart beats so loud. I just lay there and wonder if it's beatin the way it should or not? Does everyone feel this way and does ...

Surgery - after heart surgery mom has no appetite, is nauseated every day. any suggestions?

Posted 22 Dec 2012 by mbsinclair 2 answers

She had an aortic valve replacement and a large aortic aneuysm grafted 2 months ago (at same time). looked up her meds and nothing stands out. any help would be appreciated.

Prosthetic Heart Valves -- Mechanical Valves - I'm wondering how long members have had their?

Posted 23 May 2010 by nkelto 6 answers

... mechanical valves and their degree of success with coumadin? What age were you when surgery was done? I've had my mechanical valve since July 2005 when I was 33. Thanks for your input

Coumadin - What do you do about a cut or scratch that bleeds out of control?

Posted 25 Aug 2010 by mickey07 2 answers

I use Coumadin and I love to cook, garden and hike. All of those activities have some risk of cuts and scratches. With the Coumadin, the bleeding can be severe and very difficult to stop.

Can I take Flagyl while on Coumadin?

Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Susie14 2 answers

Prosthetic Heart Valves - Mechanical Valves - I never was told I would get this valve. The clickn is

Posted 17 Dec 2014 by ineedsilence 4 answers

... making my depression extreme. I cant take it. April will be two years and the sound is worse. I now have odd heartbeats the dr never can see or hear. Im so scared can someone plz help me?

Prosthetic Heart Valves -- Mechanical Valves - what foods will thin my blood?

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by climbingneal2 4 answers

my ptnr is up 5.8 so what foods would thin my blood . i would like to know if i ate something wrong or to much . iam looking for a food list that tells what to avoid what is ok in smal amounts just a genral list of things that thin ro thicken blood?

What happens after double heart valve replacement if you stop taking warfarin?

Posted 25 May 2010 by shugie 2 answers

brothers had two metal heart valves was prescribed warfarin he is telling doctors he does not want to take the warfarin

My 86 year old father has been taking Warfarin since heart surgery in March 13. He was maintaining?

Posted 11 Jul 2013 by ComcernedSon 3 answers

... 2.5 inr on 2-4 mg until June 1. Since then they have been giving him 8-12 mg/day and his INR spiked to 5.2 They took him off for a day and it went to 3.6. Now they want him back on 8-10 mg/day. He's weaker and colder. What is the harm in bringing him down to 4-5 mg for a week and just see? ...

PCP refuses to monitor INR lab tests, others not taking new patients, now what?

Posted 1 Oct 2013 by MisterEd 4 answers

Heart valve replacement 11-11, target INR range of 2.5>3.5 set by surgeon. Took three weeks to establish that this is only accomplished with high doses, alternating days 10 mg. and 12.5 mg. during first two months after release from hospital, adjusted to alternating 10 and 8.75 which kept level ...

I have recently had a heart valve replacement and about 6 weeks after leaving hospital my blood?

Posted 14 Mar 2010 by John Bravo 2 answers

... pressure was found to be high. My consultant started me on 2.5mg of Ramipril one daily and after a visit to my GP my blood pressure was still found to be high 170/102 so he increased my Ramipril to 5mg one daily. I have since been monitoring my blood pressure at home and it is still very high ...

Metoprolol side effects, insomnia and heart beating & pulsing , any other beta blocker alternatives?

Posted 5 Sep 2011 by frier0453 2 answers

Following a heart valve replacement 18 mos. ago, my meds were changed. The only new prescription I am taking is Metoprolol TAR, 50mg daily. Since that surgery, I have had severe insomnia. In addition, I often feel my heart beating in my chest and pulsing in my ears at night. My resting pulse rate ...

Prosthetic Heart Valves - I'm taking coumadin daily because of my two mechanical heart valves. As a?

Posted 14 Jan 2013 by kindphdman 2 answers

result of the medication, when I go for a dental cleaning, bleeding from my gums typically lasts for 1-2 days beyond the cleaning. My doctors and dentist all agree that I should take 2 grams of amoxicillin one hour before the dental cleaning, and they also agree that I should remain on amoxicillin ...

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