AF & Blepharoplasty

I may need blepharoplast (eyelid surgery). I was diagnosed in March with PAF, & (knock wood) haven't had an event since. I taking apixopan & verapamil. My EP thinks it will be safe for me to stop the abixipan two days before the surgery & take it up again when the ocular plastic physician says it ok, probably 24 - 48 hours. It is an hour-long outpatient surgery. Anyone have experience with this surgery. It's a simple surgery, but lots of blood vessels.

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  • Having same surgery Monday I am on Rivaroxaban taken at night.

    Will miss dose Saturday and Sunday and prob start Tuesday according to docs

  • Let me know how it goes. I'm a little nervous, & I'm not sure what to expect. I'm waiting to see if my insurance will cover the surgery

  • Well procedure went well

    Surgeon said bleeding was average and he was pleasantly surprised

    Slight blood stain on pillow this morning swollen eyes but all in all better than a dental visit

    Just relax and go with the flow

  • That sounds good. Helps with my anxiety. I'm waiting to hear if my insurance will cover both eyes (I'm in the US). One eye clearly meets criteria. The other is borderline. I'd would like my eyes to match!

  • Good luck

    At this moment bruising starting to really blossom


  • Have you restarted your anticoagulent?

  • Yes just 5 mins ago

  • Thanks so much for your responses. Keep me informed regarding your progress. Which anticoagulent are you taking? You may have told me, but I don't remember.

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