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I have a very good friend that was diagnosed with Afib 4 months ago. She has had her heart put back in rhythm 3 times so far. She is 63 years old and is currently taking Eliquis and a heart regulator. The next step for her is ablation if her heart goes out of rhythm again. Her cardiologist wants her to stay on the meds for 6 months, then re-evaluate. Is it likely or unlikely that she will need to stay on the blood thinner? I have done some reading online, but cannot find anything in relation to continuing or discontinuing the blood thinner. What is general protocol in terms of someone with Afib continuing with a blood thinner to prevent blood clots throughout life? I deeply care about my friend. How many Afib patients are able to go off the blood thinner?
Thank you in advance for taking time to reply.
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