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Commented on INR levels for post mitral valve replacement 5 months ago

I had the same thing, new valve in 2007, Stroke/cerebral hemorrhage in 2010. After my stroke my range went from 2.5-3.5 to 2.0-3.0. Unfortunately because I went to 1.4 about a month ago I got a small blood clot and had a minor heart attack. All the Dr.s freaked and my dose was majorly increased Im back to 2.5-3.5 with 2.5 being optimal any lower I can feel it. (I feel sick when it goes below 2, and to high I get a headache) The cardiologist I had for 34s years told me to never go below 2. I think it takes effect pretty quick I went from 1.4 to 3.8 in 1 week. I always go by how I feel I know when I need more or less. I told my new cardiologist Id rather bleed than have another heart attack.

Commented on INR weekly testing at home 12 months ago

How did you get the tester? My cardiologist has even tried to look it up to find out where and how much with no luck. Im in Canada

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