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What is Lovenox?

What is LOVENOX? Sometimes when your INR is not in a therapeutic range, your doctor will require you to take Lovenox shots. Lovenox or Enoxaparin is a medicine that is used to prevent and treat harmful blood clots. While your INR may not be in the therapeutic range,...

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What is an INR test?

What is an INR test? If you're a member of the Zipper Club chances are you have had to get your INR checked. If you're new to the Zipper Club or will be becoming a member soon, get ready for these important tests.  When the doctor orders an INR test it means they want...

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Tim’s Zipper Story

This post comes from the VERY well written Tim Nichols. SYMPTOMS "Last autumn I was leaving on a weekend trip to Pennsylvania to celebrate my mom’s 85th birthday. Along the way I couldn’t shake a nagging concern that I was having really really mild chest pains.  I was...

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Caitlyn’s Ticker

Hi everyone! My name is Caitlyn MacKay. I was born in 1990 with Truncus Arteriosus and am now 27 years old. Surgery I underwent my first major open-heart surgery at the age of 3 months old; I live in Columbus Ohio but at the time they were not doing the procedure I...

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The Importance of Listening to Your Body

Today's Zipper story comes from Rosanne, a very well written sixty five year old who we are sure will inspire many readers! Diagnosis The mitral valve prolapse I learned about at age 26 never gave me any problems. A doctor found it during a routine annual exam and...

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