Can Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Prevent Strokes?

The answer is “Yes.” Atrial fibrillation is also known as heart rhythm disorder. The atria don’t work well, so the internal blood circulation can’t run fluently, which may lead to the formation of clots. If a clot is transported to the brain, the patient will have a stroke.

Since AFib is a major cause of stroke, those AFib patients who take blood-thinning medications might be protected from stroke. Blood thinners are good both for atria fibrillation and stroke. They can lower your blood pressure, thus your blood circulation can work better. Besides, a study published in the Journal of the American College Cardiology says that taking blood thinners might reduce AFib patients’ stroke risk by two-thirds.

 

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