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Merlin Report 10 Jul 2008 14:02

I have just finished reading an article in "The Mail" today,page 64.Letters. Entitled"Dangers of D.V.D. Drug. About " Warfarin Medication", It might make Interesting and Worthwhile Reading to those who are Taking it.**M**.


Merlin Report 10 Jul 2008 14:38

Nudge,Some one may be interested later.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 11 Jul 2008 08:04



Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 11:11


Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 11 Jul 2008 11:27

Yes - my rats and mice are taking it - lol

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 11 Jul 2008 11:38

dont get the mail during the week can you give a brief bit on what was said my oh takes it

with thanks

julia x


Deanna Report 11 Jul 2008 12:13

I'm interested now.... what did it say?

Deanna X

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 11 Jul 2008 12:15

Thanks for that :))

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 11 Jul 2008 12:15

A businessman died from a brain haemorrhage as a result of heading the ball during a veterans' soccer match.

David Belk, 50, complained of a stiff neck and a headache soon after the Sunday game.

By the Wednesday, the pain was so bad that his wife took him to hospital.

He died a week later and a postmortem examination found the header had caused a tiny tear in a blood vessel.

An inquest heard it was 'a tragic jigsaw of events'.

Mr Belk, father of two grown-up children, had had a heart pacemaker fitted ten years earlier and was taking the blood-thinning agent Warfarin, which can lead to weakening of blood vessels in the head.

His widow Sheila, a 48-year-old medical receptionist, said he had been determined not to let his heart condition stop him living life to the full.

As well as football, he played golf and went skiing.

Mr Belk, the commercial director of a construction firm, had been a leading player with Poynton FC, near his home in Macclesfield, Cheshire, for many years, and was playing for their Higher Poynton Veterans team on October 7 last year.

Consultant neurosurgeon Ajit Sofat told the Macclesfield inquest the Warfarin effect was probably the cause of Mr Belk's death, although he could not say for sure.

Even if he had been taken to hospital immediately, he could not have been saved.

Dr Janet Napier, deputy coroner for Cheshire, recorded a narrative verdict of death due to a brain injury brought on by trauma and a condition affecting Mr Belk's blood vessels.

The British Heart Foundation says anyone taking Warfarin is strongly advised not to engage in contact sports and should consult their doctor about alternative ways of keeping active.

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 11 Jul 2008 12:16

I was hoping you would put up the article Merlin because my FiL was taking Warfarin and my Dad was due to take it ..... but he had a major stroke....

I saw your post yesterday, but no takers, and I was hoping it would be here today......thank you.....sally


Deanna Report 11 Jul 2008 12:19

Thanks Kitty, but we are told that when we start taking the drug.
NOT ME..... ;-0)
I am too old for 'contact sports', but the younger ones are told.
We are all told of the things to watch out for.
Poor man.
Deanna X