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is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? given that we have high inr level? and trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems.
Answered on Jan 26, 2017
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