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Aspirin

Always a lot of chat about aspirin etc on this site this short video from British heart Foundation may be of interest....apologises if it has already been posted.

bhf.org.uk/informationsuppo...

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That was an interesting video. To be honest, I was told by my cardiologist that in cases of a-fib, aspirin would not do the trick. Did you notice that of all the conditions mentioned in the video, a fib was not specifically one of them? Oh, how I’d love to get off of my blood thinner.

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Aspirin used to be flavour of the month as an anticoagulant for AF but has since been found to be as helpful as a chocolate fireguard... warfarin and the newer anticoagulants are now the first line of defence against a stroke but who knows in my experience of working with sports science things can be turned on their heads in a matter of 24hours if someone has a lightbulb moment 😂😂😂.... in the meantime we carry on with the tried and tested anticoagulants.

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I didn’t know the aspirin was ever used in a fib. I’ve “only” had mine for 8 years… I am not on Coumadin. I’m on Xarelto

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Yes for vascular heart problems such as angina or where stents are fitted it is recommended but it is of little use as a stroke prophylactic in AF which is why NICE no longer recommends it. As the article states risks outweight any benefits in AF.

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When I was first diagnosed with P/A/F 20 years ago, I was 54, my cardio told me to take 375mg of soluble aspirin a day because she said that she didn't want to subject me to Warfarin at a young age! I took said Aspirin for several months and then had a stroke as a result of A/F, was hospitalised for 2 weeks and apart from dragging one leg a bit and losing vocabulary and confidence I escaped the stroke fairly well and after about a year of recovery most all returned to normal, although I did have to give up my career, and I have always believe that if it hadn't been for the humble Aspirin in my blood at the time I would have not had such a good outcome.

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Glad you survived the stroke,but wonder if you would have been better on warfarin? Hindsight is a great thing.... Best wishes xx

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It's an interesting subject..but when I was seen by a private Heart specialist after my AF event whilst under anaesthetic..he prescribed a daily Asprin eating a banana and plenty of water...

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Still on baby aspirin now after 12 years of proxy af

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For those taking Apixaban it is not recommende to take aspirin as it increases the risk of bleeding. Use paracetamol for a pain killer

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Aspirin increases the risk to all who take anti coagulants because it is a blood thinner

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