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 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.

I was wrong. Thanks for the correction. The warning was only for patients with chronic kidney disease who also have AF.