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In the long term, atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke. Some people might be at greater risk for a stroke, depending on what other risk factors they have. A doctor might prescribe anticoagulant medication to lower this risk.
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AFib, cardio, cardiac, tachy, fast, irregular, beat, rhythm, chest, palpitation, flutter, anticoagulant, medicine, medication, stroke, TIA, clot
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Rated on: 8/25/2019 3:01:00 AM
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