I have been reviewing Mr Tanner regularly. His blood pressure has dropped and is currently under borderline control, at 140/105. I will continue to monitor this. I have recommended that he restart warfarin 2mg daily . Mr Tanners stroke was thought to be cardioembolic, secondary to his AF. This will not be a barrier for him entering RITH – I can refer Mr Tanner for domiciliary phlebotomy (blood tests).
Mr Tanner had AF and it was thought that a clot from his heart had travelled to his brain, causing the stroke.)
I have had a long talk with Mr and Mrs Tanner to try and help them understand the longer terms risks and benefits of warfarin therapy.