Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve: Click.Tick.Thump. Love It!

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At 19:02 on August 28, 2011, ccindy said…
Hi Richard hope this note finds you very well and thank you for your kindness!!
At 12:23 on July 1, 2011, Sue Monks said…
Many thanks.
At 18:51 on March 1, 2011, wendy williams said…
hi richard hope u r good.well im bit fed up.ive ad a few problems agan and ive got toav  some test on the 7march.it happens so quick.and i seen my surgan last wednesday and e sed my level should b between 3 to 3.5 and e sed e finks i could av another sroke .and also i have them spashems  at the nite and e finks it mite have somefink to do with my heart,after i seen him e sent me stright to the clinic so they can try and get it up.its still at 2 this mornin,so warfrin as gone up to 6 a day.:(
At 10:56 on February 5, 2011, Rita Gray said…

Thanks Richard I will look at some blogs as you suggested. I only found the site by chance. I had my valve replaced 2003 but was trying to find out if I should be having any check ups. I had  have my blood done every week but not my blood pressure or anything else.

Rita

At 0:10 on February 2, 2011, wendy williams said…
hi richard .im just askin ,i went for my bloods today and they was down to 1.40 and ive been on 4 and 5mg of warfrin .i still cant get my head around this.but the heart surgeon wants my range to be between 2 to 3.and they av put me on 7mg aday and im back thurs,if its that low is that is when my bloods r to thin.god it so confusein but sayin that ,it doesnt take to much for me to be like that lol could u plz help me with this thanks
At 18:53 on January 23, 2011, john adamson said…
Richard thanks for reply. My BP does not get very high generally around 100 / 60 but it doies get down to 80/50 sometimes so this limits the amount of beta blockers I can take. My hear also used to get faster at night time pulse up from 75 to 95 but that does not happen now. Glad your valve is not too noisy
At 9:50 on January 23, 2011, john adamson said…
Thanks for message Richard. My problem with my valve fitted 6 months ago is the noise and vibration. I have to take temazepam to get to sleep and then only for a few hours. The thumping from my valve is sometimes felt in my neck and sometimes it seems near my stomach, when it is near the stomach I get lots of wind. The consultant just say yo must live with this and it looks like others on this site have similar problems, is your valve very noisy?
At 15:58 on December 18, 2010, Halley G said…
Thanks for the welcome! Not much going on with my heart (which is a good thing :) but I'm sure I will post in the future.
At 9:13 on November 25, 2010, Alex Kirk said…
Hi Richard. Thanks for the welcome. I will get involved as time goes on.
At 23:16 on November 18, 2010, Jonathan F Bushey said…
my INR today was 2.1 so they are keeping me on the same alternating 2mg/3mg coumadin regiment over the weekend.. been a couple weeks like this so should be slowing the frequency of testing and possibly transferring me to my cardiologist for continued monitoring of my INR soon
 
 
 

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