Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots in the heart. These clots can dislodge and travel to the brain, resulting in stroke and possible death. This pamphlet describes how patients with atrial fibrillation, especially those with a prior history of stroke or mini-stroke (TIA), should be on anticoagulation medication with warfarin to prevent clot formation.
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Stroke or TIA prevention in the setting of new onset atrial fibrillation..
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