I am due to have an injection of cortisone and local anaesthetic in to my lower back, guided by X-ray. My consultant’s secretary has just called to book it and said that he said I have to stop dabigatran 5 days before the procedure.
I am not happy doing that as my AF is quite active at the moment. Surely this is an overkill. I understand that it would be necessary for warfarin, but can’t see the need for the NOAC’s.
Has anyone had this injection into their back? If so, did you need to stop anticoagulants so far in advance?
I will contact my cardiologist to get his thoughts, but I am not happy about doing that.