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I have been diagnosised with AF and my GP has given me beater blockers which are course stopping the fibillations,however the AF occurred whilst I was having an operation and the hospital did suggest that I should go on warfarin.

I thought that being only in my late 60s may be to early,but many of my friends are saying the younger you are the better.I have always had a weight problem but have lost nearly 2 stone and hope to continue to loose further weight in the coming year.

Like so many people I would hate to suffer a stroke,would warfarin be best.

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    Out of interest what was the operation that caused it? I went into AF after having my aortic valve replaced. Long after a sucessful cardioversion my vagus nerve was stimulated during a colonoscopy and I went back into AF. Another cardioversion and then a year later after another procedure stimulated my vagus nerve and again in AF.
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    Hi the point I am trying to make is I am not in a fib and haven't been for over a year. If I was in afib regularly I Could understand being on anticoagulation all the time but I am not. Therefore I can't understand why I am. Take care Carroll x
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      Hi just a quickie before I go on my hols. Since my cardioversion I have also not been in AF, (not since October in fact). When I was 'signed off' by the cardiologist I thought that he would take me off the anti coagulant, in my case warfarin as I was back in sinus rhythm and therefore not prone to producing clots. He ummed and ahhed a bit and then said that in view of my age, (I was 64 at the time) and the fact that I may go back into AF, (some people apparently dont' know they have it), he wanted to keep me on warfarin. I sort of went along with it as I had no choice really and wanted to just get on with my life. However, if I am still in sinus rhythm this October, making it one year, I may go back to my GP and see if I can stop the warfarin. I also think that when my AF started I certainly knew about it, I also take my pulse daily just to check. Cheers. 
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