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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…

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

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Travel insurance

Hi All, I hope you are all well and enjoying our glorious summer. I am considering a trip to the US with some friends next year and I note…

Started by Steve Blake in Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve

0 on Tuesday

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...

12 Jun 30
Reply by chris gidney

Future of Mechanical Heart Valves

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters-magazine/research/new-heart-valve I hope so!Graeme Archer Founder MHV Forum 

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

1 May 16
Reply by John Walters

cherries and warfarin

I get attacks of gout.  I don't want to take Allopurinol.  The gout flares are generally manageable but it has been suggested that a daily…

Started by John Walters in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

0 May 16

INR tests whilst traveling inthe States

"Blood tests INR whilst in the States. This is the longest we will be away from home how do we go about having INR tests? Do we need to buy…

Started by Casa Joya in Mechanical Heart Valve - My story...

8 Nov 9, 2017
Reply by Holly Allen

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, 2017

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, 2017
Reply by chris gidney

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, 2017
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

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