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...

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. ...

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...

Thaddeus’s Success

Hello everyone! My name is Thaddeus. I am a twenty-eight year old correctional officer from Chicopee, Massachusetts. I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot which most of you know is a congenital heart defect (CHD) consisting of four individual defects within the heart....

Taiya’s Tetralogy of Fallot

Hi everyone, my name is Taiya. I was born on February 26, 1998 with a congenital heart defect know as Tetralogy of Fallot. I have survived 2 Open Heart surgeries so far in my life. I had my first heart surgery when I was one week we old and my second heart surgery...