I've just been advised to stop my coumadin use & begin 81mg Aspirin.I have the antiphospholipid antibody, am allergic to Herparin agents, along with a lower than normal platelet count of 74,000 - stable for 3 months now. Despite these issues, I am as asymptomatic as one can be. No bleeding issues at all. My coumadin use was for avoiding a stroke event when in A-Fib. I have a Medtronic Consulta pacemaker pacing 100%. I have had an A-Fib event 3 times this year to date. Each event lasting 1-3 hours.
Is aspirin really an effective alternative to coumadin?
- 3 Jun 2013 by hammerdown
- 4 June 2013
- coumadin, aspirin, antiphospholipid syndrome, antibody
Added 3 Jun 2013:
I read a New England Journal of Medicine report a number of months ago that a study showed aspirin to as effective as coumadin. My clinical cardiologist at the time disagreed with that report.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 15 Feb 2010 • 3 answers
Coumadin - Hello to all. I am so relieved to find this site as I have felt so alone. I have recently
Posted 8 Jan 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 11 Nov 2014 • 3 answers
Posted 4 Mar 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 24 Jan 2017 • 1 answer