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  • professor4everyone professor4everyone Feb 12, 2013 11:15 AM Flag

    When The Huge Numbers Of Dangers Associated With High-Dose Aspirin Are Considered

    It amazes me that with all the very significant dangers high-dose aspirin causes, 160mg to 325mg, why would any prefer implanting the HVAD?

    Do drs read reports on Aspirin? Do they really understand the dangers? or do they care? especially when you consider that DT and Transplant Eligible means taking high dose aspirin for the rest of your life. Further, those assigned BTT through UNOS are taking longer to receive a Heart Transplant.

    This sends a simple to understand message, 'The HeartMate 3 will crush the HVAD/MVAD.' Also Hospitals will try to convince THOR to be included in the clinical trial. (read: On Aspirin longer.)

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    • Asprin seems largely irrelevant to the HVAD discussion, since I would expect that most (likely all) recipients would be put on coumiden as a blood thinner which is much more effective. This is also true of many people with various heart problems or with any foreign material in the blood stream. e.g. stents. Plavix the new class of new blood thinners including pradaxa not requiring INR monitoring are also available today in the US with prescription. Any of these would likely be a better choice than aspirin for the longer term.

      Discloser: long THOR and other heart companies

      Sentiment: Buy

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