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Dec 02, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation With Very High Risk for Stroke

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a very high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between treatment with blood thinners or a left atrial appendage closure device.


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