Thank you to all those who sent their experience of TIA/Stroke when not anti-coagualted after AF diagnosis.
I was able to relay these experiences today and I think the GPs and Commissioners and others attending were very receptive to these and other stroke stories.
Everyone agreed that anti-cogualtion should be swift after diagnosis.
If our CCG doesn't get suitable agreement at a meeting in October we are going to start a public campaign and i will be able to use your experiences again to press for action.Any one else with this experience do please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
One other point of interest is that NOACS seem to be gaining more general acceptance now- some GPs are using them more than warfarin- I know it's early days but this is interesting! ( I like warfarin but switched to Apixaban and think both are good for different reasons)
Thank you again.