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- Watchman Device for Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation
- Am I at Increased Risk of Stroke?
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Not everyone is at risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation. You can find out your risk below. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend blood thinners for men with a score of 2 or women with a score of 3.
|Are you a woman?||1 point|
|What is your age?||
1 point if 65-74 years
2 points if older than 74 years
|Do you have heart failure?||1 point|
|Have you ever had high blood pressure?||1 point|
|Have you ever had diabetes?||1 point|
|Have you ever had a stroke or mini stroke?||2 points|
|Do you have vascular disease (blocked blood vessels in the legs, neck arteries) or coronary artery disease (prior heart attack or stent)?||1 point|
|Total Points||Stoke Risk Each Year|