Goodbye Everyone

Rather than just disappear, I'd like to say thanks to everyone who gave me help, taught me stuff, the many friendly members.



I'm gonna whine to revive this every 6 months, it seems it is good for me and many.

supposed to meet heart surgeon today. all tests done, many questions, they rely on verbal trust, I want a few valve recipients to play cards with, get them liquored up, hear what spurts out of their memories.

I hear....


’Bugs Like An Angel"

I feel like this a lot....of late....

YT ads will force not trying to post anything of a musical nature beyond this, now...


@lewm I haven't kept up with it, being retired now, but I think Pradax is C/I in patients with prosthetic valves, but not in patients with AF (at least not here).

@lewm You write, "Pradax is contraindicated in patients with AF, per an FDA directive"

But I read the product monograph differently. It reads, 

PRADAXA (dabigatran etexilate) is indicated for the:

 prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, in whom anticoagulation is appropriate

Were you perhaps thinking of this?

Concomitant use of PRADAXA with an antithrombotic is not recommended for prevention of cardiogenic thromboembolic stroke in AF patients.