How to prevent a stroke?
When the heart beats irregularly (quivers) a blood clot can form and travel to your brain, causing a stroke.
There are medications called anticoagulants or blood thinners available today that have been proven to help lower the risk of stroke by stopping blood clots from forming.
These blood thinners prevent blood from ‘coagulating’ or clotting. They are usually an important part of the long-term medical treatment for people who have AFib. Talk to your doctor to learn more.