My doctor told is now recommending that I take an anticoagulant to reduce my risk of an AF stroke. However, having done some homework on Warfarin I'm slightly concerned with the changes it may make to my life style as I'm still relatively active and enjoy doing things like DIY. I'm also worried about the changes to my diet and the need for frequent blood tests. Is a Warfarin regime that restrictive and, if so, should I consider some of the newer anticoagulant drugs that seem to be slightly less hassle? I would talk to my doctor but he seems preoccupied and busy and surgery time with him is always limited.