Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that causes poor blood flow and may lead to blood clots. Anticoagulant medicines—sometimes called blood thinners—make it harder for your blood to clot. This is good because it makes you less likely to have a stroke, but it also puts some people at risk of bleeding problems. So how do you know whether you should take this medicine? Check out our fact sheet to learn more about AF, the pros and cons of anticoagulants, and who should (or should not) take them.
Contact the cardiology specialists at ICA Cardiology by calling (713) 790-9125 today! Our specialists are highly trained and provide expert cardiology care to patients throughout Houston and Sugar Land, Texas and can advise on stroke prevention methods.