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PRADAXA is a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem. PRADAXA is not for use in people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves.

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Being a caregiver can be both wonderfully rewarding and deeply challenging

Take comfort that your helping hand can make a real difference in the life of your loved one.

We’ve put together some important information, and as a handy reference, included a quick guide for caregivers caring for a parent and for caregivers caring for a spouse. Print out the one that’s appropriate for you and refer to it often.

Learn about a loved one’s condition

Understanding AFib, stroke risk and being able to recognize the signs of stroke can help you become more effective and empowered in your role as caregiver. It’s important to also be aware of other conditions your loved one may have. Be sure to share what you learn with others who may be called upon to help too.

Consider the risk of a stroke

A patient with AFib may be at a 5 times greater risk of stroke. And that’s a risk that never goes away. With about 1 in 3 AFib patients suffering a stroke in their lifetime, it’s important to think about what a stroke would mean for you and your loved one. Because your support can help them manage their AFib, be sure to take care of yourself so you can be there if they need you.

The power of an open and honest conversation

A heartfelt talk, up front, can ease concerns and set expectations, as well as define your role in helping to meet the needs of your loved one. Whether your loved one with AFib is a spouse or a parent, you may not even think of yourself as a caregiver, but as someone who’s simply doing what’s expected. Nevertheless, it is a lot more than that, and that’s why we offer help and advice that can help you care for your loved one.

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