Blood thinner and activity limitations

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/2/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   

I may have to soon choose whether to get a biological or a mechanical valve replacement for my left aorta. The mechanical one lasts forever but requires lifelong use of a blood thinner, e.g. Warfarin or Coumadin. I'm wondering what sorts of activities I will be able to perform on such medication. Particularly important to me is the ability to play piano. If that's going to cause bruising in my fingers, I may have to choose the biological one. Lifting weights and biking would also be nice.

I know that for questions of bruising, age and sex matter. I'm a 30 year old guy.

Thanks a lot,

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)

Good luck and stick with us.

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