Device Detected Afib - Blood Thinners
I have had my Medtronics 2 lead pacemaker for third degree heart block for 3 years. I have also had two ablations for atrial flutter. My pacemaker is now detecting small amounts of afib; less than 0.1% of the time, but rare episodes of an hour or so. My doctor now wants me to take Eliquis because of the threat of a blood clot and stroke. I am resisting because of the small amount of afib and the risk of this new family of blood thinners and law suits for excessive bleeding. Is anyone else in this situation or have any advice??