Fast Five Quiz: Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Brian Silver, MD


September 10, 2019

Prior stroke or transient ischemic attack is considered a high-risk factor for thromboembolism in patients with AFib. Other high-risk factors include systemic thromboembolism and age ≥ 75 years.

Heart failure, hypertension, and arterial disease (prior myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, aortic plaque) are among the moderate-risk factors for thromboembolism in patients with AFib. Other moderate-risk factors include female sex, age 65-74 years, and diabetes mellitus.

Learn more about risk factors and risk reduction in patients with AFib here.


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