brothers had two metal heart valves was prescribed warfarin he is telling doctors he does not want to take the warfarin
If someone has a heart valve replaced with a mechanical one, as I have, you must be on coumadin for the rest of your life. If a mechanical valve is present and the person doesn't take coumadin as prescribed, blood clots can form around the valve which could eventually kill the person. I have been on coumadin since July 2005 for a mechanical aortic valve. Tissue valves (biologic) do not require coumadin but with mechanical valves there is no choice.
if the 'replacement' valve is mechanical, you must take the blood thinner. I have a mechanical mitral valve and will take warfarin for the rest of my life. I am in my mid 40's. I have had it for 3 years now. I have done some research, and know that if I stop my dosage, I will develop a clot and it will likely kill me or at best cause a stroke.
- Warfarin Information for Consumers
- Warfarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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