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Inr Levels For Surgery
My usual INR is about 1.0 or 1.1, but surgeon wants it to be lowered a bit prior to surgery. What is the lowest safe INR ?
I had a surgery from heart outside of the country and am using warfarin and my INR has to be checked frequently .I have no insurance any recommend ?
Yes: You could go to community clinic in your area to get inr checked although if unsuccessful you may have to go to er to get checked to at least make sure your inr is within range 2.0-3.0. In any case, you should be following with a doctor somewhere after heart surgery preferably a cardio thoracic surgeon and a cardiologist. ...Read more
Having trouble controlling my husbands BP he had open heart surgery two months ago. Is this common heart rate ok and INR stable.?
Not commom: But not cause for alarm either. BP can always be controlled. Follow up with his cardiologist and/or primary care doctor until it's controlled. Buy a decent arm cuff ($35-$100) and check his BP after 10 minutes of complete rest each day and keep a diary to bring to the doctor. If overweight, just losing 10% of excess can bring down bp. Avoid salty foods. Google the dash diet. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy 54 yo woman sched 4 ACDF C5-6. Blood low 6.8 MPV & high 42 PTT. Prothromb w/INR: INR 1.0 Ratio; Prothromb 10.7 secs. Will this delay surgery?
Probably not: Such a surgery is associated with very minor blood loss in the hands of a well qualified surgeon. If your doctor performing the medical clearance is concerned, it could be delayed. From a surgical standpoint, it does not appear that it should delay such a surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had heart surgery (CABG+MVR) in Oct 2013.Taking warfarin.Current INR 2.1.How long should I monitor INR, take warfarin and avoid green leafy vegs?
I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1(low),I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?
Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything above 1.5: The inr is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal inr is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal inr is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for. ...Read more
INR: Inr is a measure of clotting involving factors which we block with the drug warfarin. When the inr is high the factors are being blocked and clotting is inhibited. Usually we aim for an inr of 2 to 3 times standard. Sometimes we aim higher. If not on warfarin then the liver may be damaged causing the factors to be low. ...Read more