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What advice have members had about taking anti coagulants and statins when they have an aortic aneurysm? When mine was first discovered in 2004 at 3.1cm It was suggested that I should take a statin. I didn't at the time but did for two spells in 2011 and 2012 before and after having my aortic valve replaced. They caused muscle pain each time so I stopped them.
I went into AF after the procedure and was prescribed warfarin. I took it for three months prior to a cardioversion and for six months after stopping because of joint pain. In AF again in 2014 I had to take it again until the next cardioversion. Again I had joint pains and later stopped it.
During the ten years my aneurysm had slowly gone from 3.1 to 3.4 cm.
I started warfarin again in February 2016 as it was suggested that I should have an ablation. I also wanted to get either an Amplatzer Amulet or a Watchman Device fitted to close my left atrial appendage where clots form. My next scan in August showed my aneurysm to be 3.6 and another on Monday surprisingly (to me) put it at 4.0cm. It naturally puts the thought in my head that warfarin has certainly not helped my aneurysm. It takes quite a high dosage of 8mg to keep my INR in range.
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