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  1. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Risk for a Stroke if You Have Atrial Fibrillation? - What's next?

    Talk to your doctor about how to lower your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation.You may be able to take medication or make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, that can reduce your chances of stroke. While warfarin offers the best protection against stroke, it can also cause serious bleeding and other problems. Some people cannot take warfarin because they

  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. 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 ..

  4. Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke

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

  5. Thrombolysis

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

  6. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) for Stroke

    Drug details for Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for stroke.

  7. How Atherosclerosis Causes Half of All Strokes

    About half of all strokes are caused by atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries caused by high blood pressure and ther factors. WebMD tells you what causes atherosclerosis and how to prevent it.

  8. Stroke Organizations

    If you or someone you love has just had a stroke, here are links to stroke organizations and resources.

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