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Warfarin - still the drug for MHV recipients..

Saw this today and thought I would share.. its a paper from Canada last month re medical symposium paper on the effectiveness of warfarin..…

Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...Latest Reply

Survey for patient experiences on warfarin

Hi, Anti Coagulation Europe has asked us if any of our members could help us by participating in a survey about patient experiences in anti…

Started by Graeme in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...Latest Reply

AntiCoagulation Self Monitoring Alliance

Hello All. Some of you might already know that we are a founding member of ACSMA the Anti Coagualtion Self Monitoring Alliance based here i…

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Shortness of breath 8 weeks post mechanical AVR surgery

I had my surgery 8 weeks ago (On-X valve) and then needed a pacemaker 5 weeks ago.  I am going to rehab and can do treadmill, bike, etc. at…

Started by Debra Rose Brillati in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve

0 Jun 5

Mycobacteria chimaera

Has anyone had a recent letter from NHS regarding a device used in open heart surgery which is linked to a rare bacterium infection?

Started by chris gidney in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

2 May 1
Reply by chris gidney

Dentistry antibiotic cocer?

I'm due to have a tooth extracrion & find there is still some disagreement over whether antibiotic cover is still required. Does anyone…

Started by chris gidney in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

10 Apr 29
Reply by John French

Meet ups?

Hope everyone had a good click click Easter. Now in my 4th year of a new aortic valve and wondering if any of the sitest members ever meet…

Started by chris gidney in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve

1 Apr 26
Reply by Tim Grey

Detached retina caused by haemovitreous

I had a Mitral Valve Replacement (mechanical) 4 years ago and been getting on with life since. But I had a scare in May this year when I wa…

Started by Janet Hogger in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

1 Dec 23, 2016
Reply by Martina

Bass noise makes valve flutter?

Has anyone else had the strange experience of the mechanical aortic valve responding to loud, low noise? I've had this twice now, once with…

Started by chris gidney in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

0 Sep 4, 2016

Bass noise makes valve flutter?

Has anyone else had the strange experience of the mechanical aortic valve responding to loud, low noise? I've had this twice now, once with…

Started by chris gidney in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

0 Sep 4, 2016

A Newfoundlander's Experience with a new Mitral Valve 5 weeks post op.

Hello everyone. Thank you for the information provided on this site... I wish I had discovered it before surgery. I am a 45 year old struct…

Started by Tony Roberts in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

9 Aug 31, 2016
Reply by Tony Roberts

All OK this summer ?

Salut All ! From sunny Toulouse, very hot the last few weeks - between 28°c and 42°c, a bit difficult but all OK. What's happening, no post…

Started by Kevin David Parvin in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

6 Aug 26, 2016
Reply by chris gidney

Pulmonary Homograft Failure

Hi I had a double valve replacement in 2011 a St Jude Mechanical valve to the aorta and a Homograft to the pulmonary artery. In less than a…

Started by Chris in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

2 Jun 20, 2016
Reply by Chris

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