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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 GraemeLatest 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…

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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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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

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

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

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

8 Nov 9, 2017
Reply by Holly Allen

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

2 May 1, 2017
Reply by chris gidney

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

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

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

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

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

6 Aug 26, 2016
Reply by chris gidney

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