Hi All, my first post. Diagnosed with AF 2002, reasonably stable taking Diltiazem plus Bisoprolol. Advised to switch from Aspirin to Warfarin in 2012. INR after six months maintained between 2.0 to 2.9 on 4mgs per day. In May this year I suffered a bleed and was blue lighted to hospital for emergency surgery.
Two subdural haematomos creating a significant midline shift in the brain were drained by burr hole procedure. Recovered sufficiently to be discharged seven days later with no significant side effects. Warfarin was considered to be the major cause of my bleed.
Now for my conundrum; my cardiologist recommends I go back on aspirin and not warfarin. My Dr is adamant that I should go back on warfarin. For obvious reasons I have no desire to go back on warfarin, as I would have the constant fear of suffering another bleed.
Is there anyone out there who has suffered a warfarin related Subdural Haematomo and if so, after the event, what medication if any did you take to reduce the risk of a stroke.