Mechanical Heart Valve Failure Symptoms
- Tightness or Pain in the Chest
- Heart Murmur
- Fatigue and weakness
- Shortness of Breath
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Swelling of ankles, feet, and abdominal
Mechanical Heart Valve Risk Factors
- Older Age
- History of certain infections that affect the heart
- History of Heart disease or heart attack
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Heart conditions present at birth (congenial heart disease)
Home PT/INR Testing
Monitoring Type 1If you have a mechanical heart valve, your physician may prescribe blood thinners to reduce your risk of complications. Self-INR testing is an easy way to monitor your PT/INR levels and decrease the risk of bleeding and clotting through reliable, results. Through our affiliate mdINR®, you can check your levels from home, and mdINR® will ensure your INR test results are sent to your provider rather than you making a trip to the lab.
Additional Lincare Services
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If you're on Coumadin, PT/INR at-home testing lets you monitor your blood anticoagulation levels weekly from home.
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