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Blood Thinners (Oral Anticoagulants) For Atrial Fibrillation: Who Should Take Them and Which One To Take

The most serious  adverse consequence of having atrial fibrillation is stroke. Since we have safe and effective ways of preventing afib-related stroke with oral anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners), a major decision for the newly diagnosed patient with atrial fibrillation is “should I take a blood thinner?” 2,056 more words

Atrial Fibrillation

Hand and Finger Exercises for Stroke Recovery

Rehabilitation from a stroke is always a difficult and mind-numbing process. But it’s a process that every stroke patient should endure for making a complete recovery. 518 more words


Healthy Living: Stroke Prevention is better, smarter and cheaper than cure

What is stroke? 

Most of us must have known a relative, friend or fellow worker who has had stroke. As the name implies and simply put, it is a catastrophic loss of power and movement in one half of the body in a person who was otherwise ‘healthy,’ from a disturbance of the blood supply to the brain. 1,395 more words


Learn F.A.S.T on World Stroke Day, October 29th

Whether you’re in the middle of a church service or are about to finally reach the front of the line at the DMV, the second you notice a stroke sign in yourself or someone else, it’s time to act. 310 more words

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Is September Really National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month (And Why Does It Matter?)

The skeptical cardiologist received an email from a woman telling him that September is atrial fibrillation awareness month and offering me the free use of an infographic given that I… 653 more words

Any New Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Stroke Prevention?

While prasugrel (Effient®) or ticagrelor (Brilinta®) have replaced clopidogrel (Plavix®) in the management of acute coronary syndromes, I wonder why we haven’t seen much of their infiltration in the market for secondary prevention of stroke.   371 more words


The Burden of Stroke in Europe report: need for more support for more stroke survivors.

The number of strokes across the UK could rise by almost half (44 per cent) (i) in the next 20 years, according to a new report (ii) by researchers from King’s College London. 262 more words

Stroke Research At King's College London