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Dec 02, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation With High Risk for Stroke

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.


For most people with atrial fibrillation, blood thinners lower the risk of stroke. However, blood thinners (also called anticoagulants) can cause bleeding.

Some people with a very high risk might consider a procedure called left atrial appendage closure that places a device in the heart to prevent strokes.

Go to CardioSmart.org/AFibDecisionAids for more information.


Infographic: Blood Thinners