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Is it okay to stop blood thinners after having a tissue valve implanted?

My age is 52. After aortic valve replacement of tissue valve, if I stop blood thinners, will anything happen?

submitted by Naseeb from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11/17/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Roberto Lufschanowski, MD  Roberto Lufschanowski, MD

No, that is the standard as long as you don't have atrial fibrillation. Please consult with your physician before changing any medications.  

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