Question: I have permanent atrial fibrillation and I am a carrier of a normal functioning pacemaker. I am undergoing sintrom treatment. I would like to know if the administration of anticoagulants is essential. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Pedro (Malaga).
Answer: The risk/benefit of anticoagulation is amply demonstrated. In his case, as he suffers from chronic atrial fibrillation, the risk of thromboembolism is high, and for this, there is nothing more accurate than anticoagulation with sintrom. The risk of severe bleeding is very small, especially if you periodically pass your INR controls to readjust doses.