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.



@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.


thanks for your concerns.

IF I go with the Abbott TenDyne minimally invasive mitral valve, they would put me on Warfarin to prevent blood clots.

It's a Clinical Trial, after many tests, critical measurements, hospital is about to submit data to 3rd party for review. 

All indicators suggest I will be deemed acceptable for the trial. Used in Europe, only 2 years trial data USA.

I want to consider open heart surgery, tried and true metal/pig/cow valve. My GP says I am moderate risk for OHS. Isn't everybody 75 yrs old Moderate Risk?

I can see how pigs and cows could have a grudge against me, but don't they have short memories?