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Coumadin therapy after valve replacement surgry


Subject: Coumadin therapy after valve replacement surgry

Forum: The Heart Forum

My Husband is needing aortic valve replacment surgery and is very concerned about taking coumadin afterwards. We have a couple of questions. I have read some information about coumadin already and it has promtped these concerns. 1- How restrictive do you have to be with your activity? Is it mostly contact sports that must avoided? 2- Why can't ASA be used as a blood thinner instead of coumdin? My husband has had nose bleeds from being on ASA and vitamin E at the same time. 3- If he wants to continue to take vitamin E after surgery is it allowed? 4- I noticed that there were other drugs that shouldn't be taken with coumadin. Antacids were on the list. Does that mean he can't take an occasional one for GI upset? 5-What if he needs an anti-inflammatory drug? 6-I had heard that someone was making a machine to monitor your PT a home (sort of like the glucometer). Do you know anything about this? Thank-you for your information.








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