HI to all !! I am new to the forum .
I have just been diagnosed with PAF (paroxysms atrial fibrillation) . My AF lasts for 48 hours at heart rate of 85bp I have had two or three such attacks since January 2016.
I have not started on my NOAC medication as yet , due to go to NOAC clinic on Friday .
As I have had long standing heart problems ( Heart attack , Stents, Instent thrombosis , Cardiac by-pass ) I have been on Clopidogrel and Aspirin for about 10 years . Now my NHS cardiologist is recommending I should go onto NOAC with CLopidogrel . Where as my previous private cardiologist recommends NOAC plus Aspirin . I can not find any information on what rout to take . NHS and NICE guidelines are not very clear . I personally prefer NOAC plus Aspirin on the basis that Aspirin has other benefits besides its antiplatelet properties . However I understand that coming off Clopidogrel at once could be dangerous and one needs to be weaned off it , especially after such a long period.
So, please help me by let me know if you have had such experience or have info. on this subject ?