I have been been advised to take Apixaban by my local Cardiologist and the EP at St Bart's in London who looks after my ICD and AF control. The Cardio has sent me a letter advising me to start the Apixaban, see my GP, discuss taking the NOAC and also arranged for me to go to the anti coagulent clinic .
I was advised by my Heart Specalist Nurse that the NOAC could ony be prescribed at the Clinic.
However when I saw my GP he said no and prescribed the Apixaban there and then stating that it was too long to wait for an appointment to the clinic. Since then I have had an email from my H.S. Nurse informing me that it will take another 6 weeks before the clinic will fit me in. My question is can anyone enlighten me as to what procedures I need to follow before I start the tablets . What precicely is their role in this .
Can I just start taking the tablets without waiting for the clinic appoinment.
Can anyone throw any light on this question
I have read many reports on here about Apixaban and a great percentage of contributers are in its favour.
I have various Heart problems which are assisted by drug therapy .Drugs for other things and rattle all day. Not happy about adding a few more.
I have never been on Warfarin and I am high risk about 6 o7 on the Chad list. Thank you B