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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.

For help deciding if taking an anticoagulant is right for you, see:

dplink.gif Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?

For help deciding which anticoagulant to take, see:

Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take to Prevent Stroke?

For more information, see the topic 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.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2013
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