I have persistent AF and after seeing an EP last week I have been placed on the waiting list for an ablation. Obviously this will require me to be anti coagulated and I'm awaiting a letter from my GP to attend warfarin clinic. I was placed on warfarin two years ago for a very short while when first diagnosed with AF, the plan was to cardiovert me if the medicine I was taking didn't work, however it did and I was taken off warfarin. I have no issue taking warfarin, as this is a prerequisite to my ablation and I'm aware of certain risks and some things to avoid whilst on warfarin, but one of my pastimes is quite physical and does involve a little rough and tumble. Common sense would indicate this has to be stopped, but in doing so leaves quite a void in my social life. What are the main things people have had to give up when starting warfarin? The plan is not for me to stay on it long term, but even with a successful 1st time ablation I don't see me coming off it for at least 6 months. I expect longer too, as my EP states there is a 60 - 70% chance of the ablation working all together, so I don't see a first time fix, if there is a fix at all.
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