Hi all. First post here. I was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy about 14 years ago, into AF about 5 years and have had 4 cardioversions before leaving it as chronic about 2yrs ago. After years on Warfarin my consultant agreed as my chads/chads2 score was 0 I could go back to Aspirin which was great.
Now 2yrs later the new NICE guidelines have come out and my GP now saying they don't recommend Aspirin any more and to consider back to the rat poison.
My score is still 0 but they say I do have some risk due to the hypertrophy (yet this is not covered on the scoring system!).
Still in 30s, like travelling, like a few drinks etc which has been fine the last two years and now this bombshell. If I have to start again on Warfarin, loading dose, weekly tests, then fortnightly and so on.. (For a 5th time! ) so I've said no especially as I'm due to fly out on hols in a few weeks time and my travel ins will cover whilst on Aspirin but not on warfarin until back to a stable INR etc...
I've countered to the GP if Dabigatran or Rivobaxan would be more suitable for me which they seemed to agree but said would need consultant to authorise as I wasn't high enough on scoring to be prescribed it!!??
Anyone else in the same position or could offer some advice?