Just Found out I have AFib and going on Eliquis
My EP called me into the office today to report that my latest bedside monitor upload from my Medtronic ICD showed 3 to 4 episodes of AFib in the last three months, two that lasted over 3 hours! I didn't feel anything during these events and the doctor informed that about 50 % of people don't feel these episodes. She recommended that I go off generic Plavix and start taking Eliquis and stay on the baby aspirin to reduce the stroke possibility.
I've had a few vertigo issues driving to golf in the mornings on two separate occasions but my Internist didn't appear to be very concerned. I did have occasional shortness of breath at the start of some walks but that appears to have gone away after they tweaked some ICD settings.
I'm concerned about having to live with AFib going forward, as I'm approaching the big 70 in October, and was wondering how others are dealing with this out in Pacemaker land Yo!