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The number of AFib-related strokes can be staggering
Did you know that every year in this country about 140,000 people have AFib-related strokes?
Here are some other facts too important to ignore:
- AFib causes up to 1 in every 5 strokes.
- About 1 in 3 people with AFib will suffer a stroke during their lifetime.
PRADAXA reduces stroke risk due to AFib not caused by a heart valve problem
The most important way to reduce your risk of stroke due to AFib is by reducing the chance of blood clots forming. PRADAXA reduces the risk of a blood clot forming in patients with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.
In a clinical trial, PRADAXA was proven superior to warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke in patients with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.
That’s why it’s crucial that you talk to your doctor about helping to reduce stroke risk with PRADAXA. Our Doctor Discussion Guide can help you get the conversation started.
The signs of a stroke
If you or your loved one has AFib, you’ll need to know the signs of stroke. By using the simple acronym F.A.S.T., you’ll be able to quickly recognize if your loved one may be suffering a stroke. That’s important because it could be a situation where seconds count. Take a few minutes to commit this acronym to memory:
- FACE: Ask your loved one to smile. Does one side of his or her face droop?
- ARMS: Ask your loved one to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- SPEECH: Ask your loved one to repeat a simple phrase. Does his or her speech sound slurred or strange?
- TIME: Time is crucial. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or your loved one has any of these symptoms.
Working closely with your doctor is important to develop a treatment plan that can help reduce your risk of stroke. Our Doctor Discussion Guide can help you ask the right questions to assist your doctor in deciding if PRADAXA is right for you.Next: Understanding AFib »