When is anticoagulation indicated for stroke prevention after acute myocardial infarction (MI)?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
  • Print


Anticoagulation for primary stroke prevention after myocardial infarction (MI) is recommended in patients with the following risk factors [3] :

  • Persistent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

  • Left ventricular thrombus

  • Left ventricular aneurysm

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!