Hi, not really related to AF but hope you don't mind me asking this question. My mother-in-law has had what seems clearly to be a TIA, she could not speak (for some minutes I believe). This happened a few weeks ago. She has high blood pressure and takes pills for this, and her BP is being controlled. She went with my wife to the GP about the TIA, who said that the risk of a stroke was being controlled by the BP pills, so no need for anything else. This surprised me.
As far as I am aware there are no other conditions. She is in her mid-80's and otherwise very fit and "young". Typically, the females in her family go on happily till they're about 100.
I would have thought she needs to be, or at least should be considered for anti-coagulation. But not sure!