I went to see my EP for my 3 month post ablation follow up last week. Everything has been great, back to nsr and rate. So far so good.
I'm on bisoprolol, rivaroxaban and atervastatin. He said to reduce the bisoprolol from 10mg to 5mg (so far so good) and to stop taking the rivaroxaban altogether. On this I looked at him puzzled, and asked him why he has suggested to stop this seeing as I had a mild stroke last October and my cardiologist said I'd be taking it for the rest of my life.
I was gobsmacked when he said 'oh I didn't know that' and proceeded to flick through my vast amount of notes in my medical file.
Really, I cannot believe this, although this is not the first time I've had to tell a medic something important that was in my notes because they have not read them!
How can you correctly treat a patient if you haven't got all the facts.
If I hadn't had my wits about me I'd have stopped taking my anticoagulant now and potentially put myself at risk of having another stroke!