To stay on Eliquis or not
I was diagnosed with afib on 05/03/2018 while on a 30 monitor because I asked my PCP about the irregular heart beats that were showing up on my pb monitor. I had 2 min 30 sec event that I never felt. I was told that I need to start taking Eliquis which I did 2 5mg daily.
I have tried to find out all the information on my condition that I can. I am 75 year old male with hypertension.
I bought myself a fitbit sense that monitors my heart rate and the ability to take a ekg. I also entered the Fitbit heart survey which lasted from 5/7/2020 to 11/12/2020. During this period no events where recorded in my every day monitoring, no events.
My question is, is Eliquis doing anything for me? My understanding is that clots would only develope because of an afib event. No AFib events, no clots.
Is my thinking correct in that I should be able to stop the Eliquis until I start having events again. When talking about this with the PCP this morning I was left with the statement that it's up to me.
I'm just trying to make some sort of informed descion.
Thank you for any info.