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  1. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear in values from 1% to 99%. If your score is 5%, it means that 5 out of 100 people with this level of risk will have a stroke in the next 5 years. If your score is 10%, it means that 10 out of 100 people with this level of risk will have a stroke in the next 5 years. These percentages are important because doctors often use them to determine whether a person should take the ..

  2. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here if you have atrial fibrillation, are age 55 or older, and want to find your risk of stroke.This interactive tool measures the chance of having a stroke in the next 5 years for people with atrial fibrillation who are age 55 or older. The tool uses the information you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on information from the Framingham Heart Study. During the past ..

  3. Thrombolysis

    WebMD discusses thrombolysis for blood clots including types of treatment and their effects.

  4. Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke

    These questions and answers address key issues about strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  5. Stroke Guide - Other Treatment

    Stroke rehabilitation is a critical part of a successful recovery. Half of the people who have a stroke lose some of their independence, and 20% are completely dependent on others for their care.

  6. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Medications

    Learn about medications that are often prescribed for someone who has had a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Treatment Overview

    Information on the treatment of transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Surgery

    information on carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting, surgical procedures to reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  9. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk factors for a transient ischemic attack (TIA) are the same as those for a stroke.

  10. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Health Tools

    An interactive tool about deciding whether to have carotid endarterectomy for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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