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    asd patch query

    i had a thread on here but it has mysteriously disappeared!!

    anyway my daughter( age 19) had an asd closed this week using a patch from her pericardium..

    my questions are

    1. can anything go wrong with this type of patch? (she seems concerned and i want to allay her fears)

    2. she has been told that warfarin needs to be taken for 3 months. she is still in hospital as her inr level seems to be very slow in rising. why might this be? it is currently 1.35 if that helps.

    3.any drawbacks or problems with warfarin

    many thanks

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    Warfarin is the same as Coumadin and is a blood thinner. The doctor must be afraid of bood clots. One drawback of using this is that the levels are hard to balance and one can bleed internally. If her INR is off now then it will really be off using Warfarin. If the doctor insists on giving her this drug then keep this in the back of your mind that rFVIIa (novo7) is a good drug to reverse the bleeding and corrects the INR. Use only in an emergency.

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    asd patch

    many thanks for yr reply...
    any ideas concerning reliability of the asd patch used or potential problems in th early days?????

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    Asd

    The research that I have done indicates that a patient having this procedure recovers quickly and in a high percentage have no future problems.

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