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...
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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


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