I was diagnosed with PAF over two years ago following two episodes of fast AF which lasted for less than six hours. I was given IV Metoprolol in A&E and discharged on Bisoprolol 1.25mg daily.
I have been well and active since but my cardiologist is keen for me to take anticoagulants as my CHADsVASc score is 3 - being a woman, over 70 and with a history of hypertension.
Given that I have not had an attack for nearly a year and that a recent 7 day holter monitor did not demonstrate any arrhythmias, I am extremely reluctant to add yet more medication on top of what I already take.
Any advice would be much appreciated - I really feel torn between NICE guidance and how I'm feeling!