Aa
A
A
Close
351404 tn?1299492730
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.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
351404 tn?1299492730
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1089281 tn?1314571114
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
Recent Activity
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers