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Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve (54)

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Mechanical Mitral Valve + double bypass

Hi All I had my operation on March 23rd at the Bristol Heart Institute. Mitral valve was so bad when they actually saw it that a new one ha…

Started by Richard John Ward

0 May 13, 2012

Triathlon Completed!

To all those budding MHV triathletes out there I thought I would post on here that I just completed my 4th sprint distance triathlon yester…

Started by Alan

14 May 9, 2012
Reply by Kev A

Cardiologists - Negative or Positive?!

I am interested to hear how other MHV patients find their respective cardiologist.   I have just returned from a consultation with mine in…

Started by Alan

8 May 3, 2012
Reply by Anne Jones

UK Annual Travel Insurance

I wanted to poll the forum for a bit of advice....   I currently have an annual travel insurance policy with Direct Line and they were OK t…

Started by John French

10 Jan 20, 2012
Reply by John French

My Warfarin Blog

I wonder if anyone might be interested to read my warfarin blog? blog charts my experience on anticogu…

Started by Carl Meek

0 Jan 4, 2012

PT/INR self testing ☺

Hi everyone.  I had aortic stenosis resulting from an long ago case of scarlet fever.  I had a St Jude mechanical valve installed, in New W…

Started by Marina May

9 Nov 13, 2011
Reply by James Cohen

Warfarin Dosage question...

OK, not to pry too much, but really thats what we do on this board..LOL...  I have a question.   What is everyones dosage of Warfarin?  I k…

Started by Mike Mahler

4 Nov 8, 2011
Reply by Graeme

life expectancy after valve replacement

Hi all   I'm new to this site. I'm a 25 year old who is undergoing valve replacement with a mechanical valve. Does anyone here think it is…

Started by Jason

17 Nov 2, 2011
Reply by Graeme

Apixaban to soon replace Warfarin ???

Heres a pretty interesting recent article I came across today re the new generation of drugs being developed to replace warfarin.. some int…

Started by Graeme

5 Oct 22, 2011
Reply by Tina opalisky

Had my 3 month check-up.....

And the news was good!!  The echo showed my heart chamber has reduced by over 10mm, almost back to normal, and efficency was up 8%!  Even t…

Started by Mike Mahler

7 Sep 15, 2011
Reply by Mike Mahler



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