Kevin Clancy, MD, FACC, a Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG) physician with Cardiology Consultants
of Toms River, recently authored a BHMG blog post on a new group of medications
used to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Those with AFib – the most common type of irregular heart rhythm
(arrhythmia) – are at an increased risk for stroke from cardiac
embolisms (blood clots). AFib is often treated with blood thinners like
warfarin, an anti-coagulant that helps prevent blood clots that can lead
to stroke. In his blog post, Dr. Clancy discusses the difference between
traditional blood-thinning agents and the new group of anti-coagulants
in preventing stroke among those with AFib.
Click here to read Dr. Clancy’s post.
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