THROMBOCYTOPENIA AND WARFARIN
I have a bi-ventricular resynchronising pacemaker with only the 2 ventricular leads fitted. I still have permanent Atrial Fibrillation.
I also have thrombocytopenia which is a low platelet count. My count is 125000 , the normal range is 150000 to 350000. My clotting is slow and any cut takes ages to heal up. The doctors want to put me on warfarin which will futher undermine my clotting efficiency. I am very unhappy with this as even our own health service guidlines are that you should not take warfarin if your count is below 150000. Of 3 close friends I have living nearby with pacemakers, one with the same condition as me and an AV node ablation, not one of them is taking warfarin and none of them have thrombocytoipenia.I am in excellent health and unrestricted. What would you do? Cheers Peter