The answer to this isn’t as cut and dry as you would think. The best NOAC, or blood thinner, is the one that is best for your unique health condition and situation. For some, Xarelto will work best. For others, Eliquis will be the best choice. And still others will do best on warfarin (or for whatever reason warfarin may be the only option). There was a study published in November 2017, however, that demonstrated Eliquis as being the best NOAC for non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
You may have read that the success rates of afib ablations aren’t that great but there is a way to increase your odds – choose the right EP! Find out why it’s so important to look for an expert EP and how to find one!
Is it best to have an ablation sooner than later to treat your atrial fibrillation, or is it o.k. to try to manage it for a while with drugs? Find out when it’s time to seriously consider having an ablation for the best possible outcome!
What is pill-in-the-pocket treatment for atrial fibrillation? Does it work? In this latest Q&A session I answer those questions and more!
Editor’s Update 5/15/23:Since Shannon wrote this blog post, he has brought on another Editor at Afibbers.org. His name is Carey. Carey wrote an excellent post in the forum that piggybacks on what Shannon talks about in this blog post. You’ll want to read this blog post and Carey’s post. Carey’s post is titled, “How you end up with multiple ablations and still have afib.” The following blog post was written by my good friend and editor of Afibbers.org, Shannon Dickson. […]