Hello Heart Community - Here's a question for anyone that has had an On-x mechanical valve implanted or has to have their INR checked frequently. Does anyone do home testing AND go to a clinic regularly? I didn’t have a real good choice of valves seeing that I had to have an aneurysm repaired at the same time. I struggle with the frequency of time in between checks as far as once a week, once a month etc... I go once a week and it seems to be a crap shoot sometimes. I know it’s controlled by diet but that can change as time goes on. It’s been good for the last 6 weeks but jumped up to 3.7 today. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Going in this morning for a three week follow up! This is common to follow up on some patients. I think bc of my history. I feel great today. My wife and I are going to eat breakfast and walk three blocks to the hospital and back when I’m done. Walking is definitely the best therapy.
It’s been two weeks now since my on-x mechanical valve was implanted and the aneurysm is gone. So is the afib. I can breathe so much easier now and have a peace of mind that things will be back to normal.