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Nurse Pract. 2013 Nov 10;38(11):24-31; quiz 31-2. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000435781.73316.9c.

Preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Leslie L. Davis is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at University of North Carolina, Greensboro School of Nursing, Greensboro, N.C.


Adults with atrial fibrillation are at an increased risk for stroke. New oral antithrombotic agents are now available to help prevent stroke and other thromboembolic events. This article provides an update on factors to consider when determining various treatment options for these high-risk patients in hopes of improving outcomes.

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