What are the AHA/ASA recommendations for primary prevention of stroke due to atrial fibrillation (AF)?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke. The 2011 AHA/ASA primary stroke prevention guideline recommends that EDs screen for AF and assess patients for anticoagulation therapy if AF is found. [22]


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