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Atrial Fibrillation and Lowering Stroke Risk

If you have atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, you have a higher chance of having a stroke.

Blood thinners, also called anticoagulants, lower the risk of stroke for most people. But they also make bleeding more likely. Find out about the risks and benefits of taking blood thinners.

Download the file to view the full infographic and learn more about your options for lowering stroke risk. For more information, visit CardioSmart.org/AFandStroke

  • Last Edited November 29, 2023