PACEGIRL / WARFARIN / PETER
Yes Pacegirl, what is the point of taking warfarin? I see no point, only dangers with my platelet count at 125000. Warfarin has its risks and potential side effects. My close friend in Bristol who also has a pacemaker was in hospital for 4 days on the critical list because of warfarin. He now takes coated aspirin ( effectively an anti platelet drug ) and has had no further problems and is on his second pacemaker. Its about time the medical industry came up with a favoured alternative to warfarin as it rarely is possible to keep it within the INR reading of between 2 and 3. Also its very inconvenient with all those regular INR checks.I sometimes think that it is still in widespread use as the alternatives are more expensive (apart from aspirin) Incidentally for those of you who dont know, INR stands for International Normalisation Ratio. Another nutty medical term.Cheers Peter
You know you're wired when...
Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.
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