Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation?
Talk to your doctor about how to lower your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation. Medicine and lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or eating a Reference heart-healthy diet, can help lower your risk of stroke.
For help deciding if taking an anticoagulant is right for you, see:
- Opens New Window Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke? Opens New Window
For help deciding which anticoagulant to take, see:
- Opens New Window Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take to Prevent Stroke? Opens New Window
For more information, see the topic Reference Atrial Fibrillation.
This tool was derived from Wang TJ, et al. (2003). A risk score for predicting stroke or death in individuals with new-onset atrial fibrillation in the community: The Framingham heart study. JAMA, 290(8): 1049–1056. The Framingham Heart Study is a project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Boston University. More information is available online at www.framinghamheartstudy.org.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 30, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology