People with #AFib are more likely to experience a #stroke. Medicines called anticoagulants can lower the risk of stroke but can also cause serious bleeding. Learn how the benefits and risks of newer anticoagulants compare with traditional meds. https://bit.ly/2LCzHxY
Reducing Risk of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) have a higher risk for stroke compared with people who have a normal heart rhythm. Medicines that keep blood from clotting, called anticoagulants, lower the risk of stroke but can also cause serious bleeding. A recent review of research found that some newer anticoagulants do better at reducing the risk of stroke, and some also reduce the risk of serious bleeding compared to traditional therapies.
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Posted: May 18, 2020
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