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No new blood thinner for heart valves yet
Q: I had a heart valve replacement 12 years ago. I need to take warfarin to avoid blood clots on the valve. I have been reading about the newer blood thinners that don't require regular blood tests. I am tired of so many blood tests. Can I ask my doctor about making a switch?
By Howard LeWine, M.D., Tribune Media Services
September 27, 2013