I was in asymptomatic persistent AF until my cardioversion in July and have been in NSR since. My consultant put me on Apixaban for a several weeks before the cardioversion and has now advised me that I can stop taking it and I had my last dose on Friday. My CHA2DS2-VASc score is 0 and I'm currently taking Bisoprolol and Flecenide as well as being as active as a desk job allows.
To be honest I hate taking drugs and the Bisoprolol makes me feel tired and lethargic, however everyone on here talks about being anti-coagulated and I am concerned that I no longer have that protection. My consultant says the risks of a bleed outweigh the benefits.
My understanding is that a clot is only likely to occur if I go into AF for a period of time and as long as I am in NSR my risk of a stroke is the same as a 'normal'person.
Is this correct?