more debate about using antithrombotics to prevent strokes in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation

You'll hear more debate about using antithrombotics to prevent strokes in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation.

Only about 50% of older patients who qualify for an anticoagulant actually get one...often due to concerns about bleeding due to falls.

Explain that the benefit of stroke prevention often outweighs the risk of life-threatening bleeding...even in patients at high fall risk.

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