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Coagcheck: Self testers - do you ever have a hospital INR check?
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I have been self testing now for one year. When I first went on to self testing, I went to the hospital where they compared my coaguchek reading with a venous sample. I have not been asked to come…Continue

Tags: roche, warfarin, test, self, inr

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martina Mar 27, 2013.

Antibiotic cover for dentistry and other invasive procedures
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What information have people been given about the new guidelines concerning antibiotic cover?My surgeon told me that she would prefer me to still take antibiotics. I'm worried that I will have a hard…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madeleine M May 2, 2012.

Home testing - getting a good sample
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Much to my amazement, the anti-coagulation clinic have agreed for me to do home testing. My INR has only been in range twice, but they say I am stable enough even though I have had some very low…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madeleine M Feb 17, 2012.

Warfarin - Low INR
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I'm now 8 weeks post op, and am still struggling to get to a therapeutic INR.I have an ATS valve, and my surgeon said I should aim for an INR between 3-4. My anticoagulation clinic have changed my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John French Jan 31, 2012.

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At 12:03 on January 17, 2012, Graeme said…

Hi Madeleine,


and welcome to the MHV Forum! I notice that you have mentioned Marfans in your profile so maybe you might like to hook up with our sister site over at Aortic Dissection as we have a few Marfans syndrome members on this site as well. Dont be backwards either about reaching out to any of us - we are all here to help you as well as one another!




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