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1966 shelby mustang  Darlene Heimy wrote 22 days ago

Currently, I am in A Flutter. CHF, Blood clots, Stenosis of my mitral valve [tissue pig valve that failed] and many more health issues. May 9, 2019, I was hospitalized. The Cardiologist on staff thought I had blood clots causing my mitral valve to narrow. I was put on a Warfarin drip. I am a "complex and complicated case". Right now the pro time clinic is trying to get my blood levels with Warfarin between a certain number. Therefore, a surgeon can do an ablation, then a 2nd open heart surgeon to replace my mitral valve with a mechanical valve. I don't know which valve is the longest lasting one. I know how hard the first surgery was. I said "NEVER AGAIN' will I go through another open heart surgery. I have hope that this internet site will help me keep a normal blood flow by keeping low vitamin K foods, and to be healthier. Cardiologists are working to put me on a Tracker. I am half way there.

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Brachiosaurus  warrick - (1) - posted 21 days ago

Also the big thing with vit k is consistency.
I take 100mcg k1 and 45 mcg k2 supplements daily. And it doesnt influence my inr but it does seem to help with stability.

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Brachiosaurus  warrick - (1) - posted 21 days ago

Mechanical valves are considered to last a lifetime whereas tissue valves 10-15 years but some alot less like months, the longest lasting tissue valve was 29 years from memory. My father has a mechanical valve that has been going for 35 years and the longest lasting single operation valve is at 52 years implanted in 1967 and still going strong.
You may want to have a look here at this forum https://www.valvereplacement.org/threads/st-jude-valves.887181/
How old was your tissue mitral valve?
I have a mechanical aortic valve and will most likely need a mitral valve replacement in the future.
All the best

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