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Is Apixaban more safe and better than aspirin&plavix in72 hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib s, creatinine 1.6in cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Best to ask ... Online inquiry in this Q would not suffice to pertinently address the concern. It would be most reasonable and beneficial to ask the treating doctor since s/he knows more about the patient than anyone online. To help sort these out correctly, follow advice described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc so to gain more benefit of care. Read more...

What is the preferred blood thinner for 72yr male with hypertension and paroxysmal Afib Apixaban or combined (aspirin&plavix) which one is more safe?

Depends on risk. Depends on CHADSVASC score. If score >2 then should be on anticoagulant. If bleeding risk is low Coumadin, (warfarin) apixaban or rivaroxaban are acceptable. If bleeding risk is high then talk to your cardiologist about the watchman device. Read more...
Apixaban. Much more effective than the ASA and plavix (clopidogrel) combo in preventing stroke, and safer than warfarin. I assume that he is not warfarin (Coumadin) intolerant. Of course, check with your doc. Read more...

My father age72, hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib taking aspirin &plavix, what is the safest anticoagulant to give bc im afraid of side effect &bleed?

Not Plavix (clopidogrel) If your Father's afib is not secondary to a heart valve, Plavix (clopidogrel) is not the drug indicated for embolic prophylaxis. I am not sure there is a totally safe anti-coagulant. Plavix (clopidogrel) is not absolutely safe. Plavix (clopidogrel) is not an anti-coagulant, it is a anti-platelet aggregate drug. Perhaps that are other reasons he was placed on Plavix (clopidogrel)? RJ. Read more...

If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200 (rh, control) take aspirin&plavix, is changing to anticoagulant amust?

Atrial Fibrillation. The rationale for anticoagulating a patient with Afib is to reduce the chance of having a "stroke" or cerebrovascular accident. Generally, a patient with medical problems or a high "CHADS" score will benefit from anticoagulation. Read more...