I've had 2 abalations and have been on Eliquis since last Oct. I had a 24/7 monitor on for a week and went to see the EP for results last week. Saw the nurse practioner and I was in NSR 97% of the time but she told me I would be on Eliquis for LIFE. I thought this was just a temporary drug. What are others opinion on taking it for life? She said they have discovered that people who have had abalations need to do this.