Q. Are Blood Thinners Overprescribed?
Suppose a woman has been diagnosed with Afib. She is otherwise healthy - She has no other health ailments - all she has been diagnosed with is Paroxysmal Afib. Her blood pressure is low normal, her cholesterol level is low normal, her weight is low normal.
She has a healthy lifestyle. Her diet is primarily whole plant based - all meals are prepared at home - no deep frying prepared meals… mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, pseudo grains...
She is also physically active.
Because she is a female, and she is between 65 and 74 years old, her CHADS score is 2. According to this score she ought to be taking anticoagulants.
So, the question is, should she REALLY be on Blood Thinners, that is, will benefits outweigh risks of being on blood thinner in her case?
Thank you kindly.