Cardiac Pharmacy October 2016 Issue

Blood Thinners Key to Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

Managing atrial fibrillation and lowering your stroke risk may involve taking one or more medications. Ask your doctor what’s right for you.

Blood Thinners Key to Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

With five options available, the oldest drug might be the best one for you.

If you have ever felt your heart racing or jumping, you have experienced the symptoms of atrial fibrillation (afib). It’s a distressing—even frightening—sensation that usually resolves in a few seconds. But if it lasts more than several days or returns from time to time, it can increase your risk of stroke five-fold.

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