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Whay would be a safe INR level to perform rotator cuff surgery?

Whay would be a safe INR level to perform rotator cuff surgery?

INR: Level must be used in conjunction with other cardiac/medical issues. Above 1.5 with increased bleed. ...Read more

Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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IS a low fibrinogen level (153) one month after heart surgery concerning? It was 250 prior to the procedure. D-Dimer is negative. PT/PTT/INR-normal

IS a low fibrinogen level (153)  one month after heart surgery concerning? It was 250 prior to the procedure. D-Dimer is negative. PT/PTT/INR-normal

Not concerning.: Hello. I hope you are well. Fibrinogen is a marker of inflammation. Anything that causes "stress: in the body, starts an inflammatory response. It was more elevated before surgery due to the acute inflammatory response of blockages in your heart. The numbers are now lower since the blockages have been relieved. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Normal INR: INR of 1.0 is considered safe for surgical purposes. There may be more to your story than has been provided in the question. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Having trouble controlling my husbands BP he had open heart surgery two months ago. Is this common heart rate ok and INR stable.?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

MVR: Mvr could be repair or replacement
that's why we try to avoid abbreviations
if repair, may be a few months.
Depending on replacement choice could be 3 months or if a mechanical valve could be for life! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What's a high INR level?

What's a high INR level?

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

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What is the cause of high INR levels?

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

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My INR level was 19 what could of happen to me?

Death: You could bleed to death. Are you sure it was 19? Do you mean 1.9? (19 is an emergency). ...Read more

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How to handle surgery and glucose level?

How to handle surgery and glucose level?

Stress makes sugar ↑: If you have diabetes, you need to discuss the details with the physician leading your diabetes care. There are protocols for how to adjust medication before surgery when you can't eat or drink. In the or, anesthesiologists are well-versed in caring for patients with diabetes. Blood sugar ↑ because of the stress of surgery, and may remain that way for awhile depending on what is going on with you. ...Read more

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What is a good oxygen level after surgery?

What is a good oxygen level after surgery?

80-100 mm hg: Normal po2 is 80-100 mm hg which is the partial pressure of oxygen in blood. If your asking about o2 saturation, then 94-100%. ...Read more

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My INR level is 2.32 I am taking acitrom 3mg I should continue tablets?

This is in the : Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for? ...Read more

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My son has an INR of 1.0 which is low and a ldh level of 487, what does this mean?

Can't say, for sure: Certainly his ldh is elevated, but without a fuller description of what is going on, like why his doctor ordered the test, i can't answer you sufficiently. Inr varies by lab. 1.0 could be normal in some labs. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

Go to ER: It is NOT normal for anybody regardless of having surgery or not to have oxygen saturation in their blood that low .you need to go to the ER right away for proper evaluation and treatment. It could be dangerous life threatening condition so do not ignore it and GO ...Read more

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No, his INR was soooo low it was "off the charts low" - the dr's words. They needed to give him Vit K to increase INR level - why didn't dr do this?

Vitamin K: Generally vitamin K is given if the INR is high to help prevent bleeding until the INR is back to an acceptable level.
Check back with your doctor, to find out the details of his care.
All the best. ...Read more

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Is an INR level of 1.6 dangerous?

INR: An INR of 1.6 is elevated somewhat and can be associated with increased bleeding. It is not however a level of anticoagulation which we consider adequate to treat problems associated with pathologic clotting. It could be dangerous for some people however if they for instance have low platelet counts or ineffective platelet aggregation along with the INR 1.6. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high INR level ?

Bleeding: Bleeding while brushing teeth. Easy bruising. Pink urine. Extra heavy periods. Simple cuts taking a long time to stop oozing. ...Read more

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What causes an INR reading to reach levels above 15?

With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin) ? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...Read more

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My INR level today was 6.8. Is this number a problem?

High INR: Call your doctor. He may need to adjust your Warfarin dose if no bleeding. If bleeding is present you may need Vitamin K to reverse effectt of Warfarin. I am assuming that the elevation of INR is due to treatment with Warfarin. ...Read more

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My INR level keeps varying from as high as 8+ to 1.4 as present. Is there anything i can do to stabilise it?

Several things: A consistent diet avoiding vitamin k rich foods, timing the medication correctly, and avoiding antibiotics (if you can) is a start. There are also some new medications that anticoagulate without having to follow inrs -- talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Low hct level after surgery means?

Low hct level after surgery means?

See below : Low hematocrit after surgery is sometimes expected ( above 30) given that you might have lost some blood during surgery. It should get better with time. If you start feeling very fatigued or short of breath or have worsening or new pains then you should get immediately checked out. ...Read more

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Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Improbable: This has not been documented as a side-effect of any of the aminoglycosides. ...Read more

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What causes low oxygen levels after surgery?

What causes low oxygen levels after surgery?

Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep breaths. This type of lung exercise can be done using something called an incentive spirometer, and walking around. Hope this helps! ...Read more