I have just seen my EP who diagnoses persistent AF with no other heart or health problems except for a score of Chads2 (age 81) and some tiredness. Heart rate is normal and I take plenty of exercise without ill effect, so betablockers are not prescribed. He does recommend Apixaban (2x5mgs) because of the Chads score.
What are the views here on natural alternatives to prescription anticoagulants? For example, Vitamin E, Nattokinase, garlic (not irradiated or roasted) and exercise are all claimed to assist in blood thinning. I am currently taking Vit E, Omega 3, CO Q10 and magnesium; I am considering potassium. I find acupuncture helpful in maintaining energy levels. As you will gather, I prefer the natural route whilst being extremely lucky that my problems are pretty minor compared with many out there.