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Had gastric sleeve surgery 4 years ago. I've just been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and doctors want to put me on Warfarin or similar blood thinners but they have no dats on how the stomach can absorb these drugs. Anyone have a similar experience and what was the outcome? Please help. Thanks!

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Not sure for you ... I have the same & a bad pe ..I could not become therapeutic on warfarin so I’m on Eliquis twice a day for life & my bariatric doctors are aware of this . & I also take atenolol .

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Hey there, I am a Coumadin Nurse! I would recommend discussing this with your doctor and perhaps they will have you begin warfarin at a lower dose and titrate up as needed based on your results. I have many sleeve patients and they do just fine! Best wishes!

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Thanks so much. I am getting a CT Scan and an echocardiogram next week and a pulmonary function test and then meeting with 3 cardiologists, so I'll have a better idea of what I need. My primary care physician(I'm a Veteran) had no info on sleeved patients and did not want to start me on anything until he consulted others.

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