Hi, I was diagnosed with AF at the end of August following prolonged daily events over a number of weeks. Now that I seem settled on Bisoprolol 2.5mg split into 2 doses of 1.25mg and have had no further full blown episodes in the last couple of weeks (fingers and toes crossed). I am wondering if I need anticoagulation or not? If the prolonged periods of AF have settled with the betablockers is it still necessary I wonder?
Following diagnosis I was referred to the anticoagulation service who assessed my score as 2 possibly 3 because of a previous brain haemorrhage and induced stroke due to a further bleed during surgery at which point the internal carotid was embolised, but they where really not sure what to do, so they referred my case to the haematologists and I have not heard anything since.
I am now wondering if this is something I should chase up. Everybody seems so unsure as to what would be the best thing to do, including me.
You have all been so supportive and I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank You x