29 Sep '17, 2pm
Listen to your heart. Reducing your stroke risk. #coagulation and irregular #hearbeat #blood clots
As a result, patients may need one or more medications to treat their AFib. Reducing stroke risk is an important part of treating AFib. To help reduce the risk of AFib-related stroke, healthcare providers may prescribe anticoagulants or antiplatelets, which are both blood thinners to help prevent blood clots from forming. There are different kinds of blood thinners. Older blood thinners require regular blood tests to monitor how the blood thinners are working. Newer blood thinners do not. Patients should check with their physician to see which kind of blood thinners are best for them.