Our new GP wants to restart my husband (age almost 76) on anticoagulants. He had a successful ablation 18 years ago for atrial flutter and apart from a few very infrequent ectopics has had no recurrence. All meds we’re stopped post op but 5 mgs of Bisopralol was prescribed 3 or 4 years ago when the ectopics were a nuisance. I remember reading that even with a successful ablation the stroke risk remains and he scores 2 on the CHA2DS-VASc for age with no other risk factors. HAS-BLED score with age and a glass of wine a night puts him at moderate risk of a bleed!! ......so would starting again be a wise move........?
Anticoagulation again or not?: Our new GP... - AF Association
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