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How much do you know about reducing the risk of stroke in patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) increases the risk of stroke 5 times over that of patients who have normal sinus rhythm. Selecting the antithrombotic that best fits each patient is essential in reducing their risk of stroke. 

Patient Case

PS is a 64-year-old woman with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) and a history of hypertension and diabetes. Her current blood pressure is 155/94 mm Hg on antihypertensive therapy. She has no history of heart failure or prior stroke, and her renal function is normal.

Q1: Based on her past medical history, what is her CHA2DS2VASc score (which reflects the risk of stroke in patients with AF who are not receiving anticoagulant therapy) and should anticoagulation be started in PS? *

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