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Warfarin Coumadin aka Blood thinners and Climbing 9-Sep-2010 At 4:04:53 PM prb
I may be a clot but the facts are Chris's INR would be raised only moderately to 2.0 - 3.0 given that this is his first thrombotic event and it's superficial. Increased risk of spontaneous bleeding on warfarin is associated with being older than 65, taking other drugs such as aspirin, or having a medical history of stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, anaemia, diabetes or a number of other serious conditions that Chris hasn't mentioned. Studies show that low-dose warfarin is pretty safe, eg. 2 of 47 patients in the study of Hull et al. (NEJM, 1982) haemorrhaged but they both had serious predisposing factors such as those above. Certainly, higher INRs of 4, 5 or beyond predispose you to more, and more serious, bleeds.

If I was Chris I'd do as he intends - keep climbing but take it easy and and try to avoid any major cuts.

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