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On Coumadin (warfarin) for paroximal afib/tia in the past. Considering switching to palvix w/aspirin is this advisible? Is there a greater risk of bleeding?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends on

Your stoke risk..
..Bleeding risk are fairly equivalent ...But given history of TIA this gives you a chads2 score at least 2 so anticoagulantsation would be the recommendation.

In brief: It depends on

Your stoke risk..
..Bleeding risk are fairly equivalent ...But given history of TIA this gives you a chads2 score at least 2 so anticoagulantsation would be the recommendation.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Percy Causey
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't switch

If you have had atrial fibrillation and a tia, then you are at risk of stroke.
Barring a strong contraindication, you really need to be on an oral anticoagulant--either warfarin or Eliquis or xarelto or pradaxa. Plavix/aspirin do decrease your risk of stroke a little but not nearly as much as an anticoagulant. Talk to your doctor about which anticoagulant is best.

In brief: Don't switch

If you have had atrial fibrillation and a tia, then you are at risk of stroke.
Barring a strong contraindication, you really need to be on an oral anticoagulant--either warfarin or Eliquis or xarelto or pradaxa. Plavix/aspirin do decrease your risk of stroke a little but not nearly as much as an anticoagulant. Talk to your doctor about which anticoagulant is best.
Dr. Percy Causey
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