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I am a 74 year old female who has just been diagnosed with

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I am a 74 year old female who has just been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and will be prescribed either Warfarin or Apixaban tomorrow. I am otherwise in good health, not overweight and taking no other medicine. However I am due to fly to the USA next Tuesday for a 5 week holiday. Should I postpone this trip or take my medication and enjoy my hols? Look forward to your reply.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

There is no reason why you can't go

just start the medicine and go on your trip

if you start warfarin though, you should be therapeutic before you go. That might take a few days.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

thanks for this question

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