From: Shah SJ, Eckman MH, Aspberg S, Go AS, Singer DE. Effect of variation in published stroke rates on the net clinical benefit of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:517-27. doi:10.7326/M17-2762
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September 25, 2018
Another treatment for afib
Afib is frequently a consequence of sleep apnea, as well as an increased blood coagulation propensity which makes an ischemic stroke more likely to occur. Anyone who experiences afib should undergo diagnostic testing for sleep apnea, and then follow the recommended treatment to overcome it. My experience 15 years ago was that within 6 months of overcoming my sleep apnea, my afib ceased completely and my blood coagulability reduced so much that my warfarin usage was stopped.
Stroke Rates, Atrial Fibrillation, and Drugs to Prevent Blood Clots. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:I–22. [Epub ahead of print 25 September 2018]. doi: 10.7326/P18-0014
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2018;169(8):I-22.
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