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Post Ablation Meds

Had an ablation almost two months ago, with just one episode of AFib the following day and nothing since.  I was told to halve my medication of anti-arrhythmia and anti-coagulation drugs after one month free, and soon will be instructed to discontinue both.  At some stage I have to wear a Holter monitor for a week.

Is it normal to discontinue taking Warfarin or in my case, Pradaxa (dabigatran) after such a short period?  I was previously taking low dose aspirin only as I could not tolerate Warfarin (coumadin) and the cardiologist would only prescribe three months worth of Pradaxa to cover one month before and two months after ablation.
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Just had my afib ablation November 13 at Washington hospital center.yesterdayi had a short 5 minutes afib episode.I called my doc. He told me it is a part of the healing process and INSISTED on keeping my med for 3 months.I was taking pradaxa but switch to xaleto due to bleeding.Also I am on tykosin.
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Thank you for replying.  I am uneasy about coming off all the meds so early and will get in touch with the cardiologist to query this.  I have a feeling that it is because they are so cost conscious with Pradaxa on our National Health Service here in UK!  I had quite a battle to get it even for three months.
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Dear Jo: Ive had two ablations and was kept on blood thinner for 3 months each time.  I take none now.. and dont even take an asprin...as far a arrythma meds.. I take one 5mg Bystolic daily for blood pressure.  hope this helps.
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