Taking Eliquis for mitral value replacement
I have been taking Eliquis for mitral value replacement for two years at my last visit I casually asked if I ever would be able take one pill rather the two as I presently take My Doctor said yes you can start Warfain as you shouldn’t be on Eliquis because I could have stroke mind you she prescribe this two years ago I saw ads on TV for Eliquis which they clearly state people with my condition shouldn’t take it bother me but I didn’t question as I thought Doctors know best I am telling my story so that if you think something isn’t right with your healthcare speak up
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Maybe you don't need either one. I wore a heart monitor for 30 days and it was determined that I could go off of Eliquis. So no blood thinner at all. Every case is different, but I wanted to advise of the avenue I took. I did have to push my cardiologist just a little bit to have the monitor prescribed.
What type of value replacement did you have
In my case it was mitral valve repair not replacement. The replacement was done with an annuloplasty ring. I also had a successful ablation and LAAC. As I said, every case is different but this is my best input for you. Hope it helps.
I meant the repair not the replacement was done that way.
The reason a person should take a 'blood thinner' (they do no such thing…) is to prevent, or to minimize the risk of having a stroke. So, your physician who was worried about apixaban was mistaken. If you see a cardiologist or an electrophysiologist, and that person asks you to take apixaban or any other NOACs (Novel Oral Anti-Coagulant), that person wants you to be at the lowest possible risk of stroke. Many tens of thousands of patients take two 5 mg tablets of Eliquis each day, even after having a successful ablation, left atrial appendage isolation, Watchman implant, or mitral valve repair/replacement. And this is not normally/ethically a recommendation for the next six months. It is usually for life. Some EPs won't go that far, and you can argue with those who insist that you should indeed take it for life. It's always your choice. But, I am on it for life, and I am now in apparent remission after a second pulmonary vein isolation via catheter ablation.