alternatives to warfarin to prevent thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fib (AF)

There has been lots of research into alternatives to warfarin to prevent thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fib (AF)...but so far none have panned out.

Patients with AF have a 3 to 5 times higher risk of stroke.

The risk is highest in patients over age 75...or those with diabetes, hypertension, CHF, or a prior stroke or TIA.

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