Medication adherence a problem in atrial fibrillation patien
For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of treatment is stroke prevention.
Which is why most Afib patients are prescribed a blood thinner such as warfarin, also known by the brand name Coumadin, to combat the potential for blood clots that could lead to stroke.
But warfarin is tough to manage, and some patients have trouble adhering to any medication.
A new research letter published in JAMA Cardiology finds Afib patients are even more likely to discontinue warfarin therapy if they've had a recent procedure done to address their arrhythmia....

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