I was diagnosed during a routine minor operation to have atrial fibrillation nearly 2 months ago. Since then I have been taking 5mg of bisoprolol and aspirin and after a couple of weeks I was put on warfarin. My heart rate is still high many times (up to 152 bpm) each day but also gets as low as 35bpm. My GP says I am not allowed to exercise. I have still to see a cardiollogist (appointment 1st May) but am finding it difficult to get my head around. I am 45 years old, arthritic (already had a knee replacement) and admittedly am overweight. My blood pressure is perfect and my choloesterol level is low..
Am I looking at a lifetime of warfarin? Can you still have a stroke whilst on warfarin?
Any ideas what the cardiollogist is likely to say?.