Hello I'm new to AF and to the forum, I have been reading some of the older posts to get a feel for the condition. I was diagnosed last week with AF, I have had a VSD from birth which has been monitored on a yearly basis by my cardiologist. This hasn't caused me any real problems over the years, valve regurgitation and rising blood pressure has been noted over the last few visits. After discussing having some palpitations it was decided to monitor with a 4 day holter monitor and 24 hour BP monitor. No palpitations occurred during the monitoring, so was quite shocked to have the diagnosis of AF. I have also been diagnosed with hypertension which I was expecting. I have been given the results by my GP, and have been prescribed Propofol for the AF, but currently nothing for the BP. I have a CHADS Vasc score of 2 and have discussed the anticoagulation options but not had anything prescribed yet. I also have ITP, and have maintained a good platelet count (over 100) for the past 18 months without any treatment for this. I think the GP is reluctant to prescribe warfarin, and is thinking more of aspirin, I will be going back for a follow up appointment next month where this will be discussed again. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm finding this all very confusing!
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