I currently take Warafrin continually as I am in constant AFIB. I have had 3 Ablations and many times cardioverted finally after years of bouncing from tachycardia to bradycardia my EP implanted a pacemaker. I can't afford any of the designer blood thinners Xerelto or Elequis.
I tried for a Watchman but "flunked" because my LLA is a "chicken leg/wing" shape and Interventional Cardiologist would not place. There is another company who is working on a product that might work for my odd shaped LLA. Hoping so as I had a major stomach bleed 3 years ago ending up in the hospital for 6 days with 5-6 units of blood. At that time I was on Xerelto and gastro surgeon could not get the bleed to stop. With warafrin at least effects of blood thinning can be reversed fairly easily.
I'm sort of a mess. I have "heard" that most clots develop in the LLA and if you have a mis-shaped one like I do, the need for a blood thinner is not necessary. My EP or Interventional Cardiologist continue to advise I take the blood thinner.
Does anyone know of a reliable Doctor who will explain to me if my "chicken leg/wing" shaped LLA can protect me from throwing a clot while in Afib? And what the percentage of probability there is for not throwing a clot. I really need to be off warafrin.