Is anybody else on this forum not on anticoagulants but fearful of stroke? I have a low chadsvasc score but my fear of stroke is becoming debilitating sometimes as I cannot stop worrying about it. My heart feels so turbulent and fast and chaotic every day that it is a constant reminder of what is wrong with it and also makes me wonder if the worse your heart feels, the more damage is being done?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My EP and every doctor i have spoken to have categorically said no to anticoagulants because i am deemed such a low risk. But the fact that the risk is still there and so frequent is ruining my life with the worry of it all. I am so so scared of stroke. My father died of a stroke at the age of 49. It was not AF related but maybe this is why I have such a fear.