Understanding AFib and Stroke Prevention
Atrial fibrillation—also called AFib—is an abnormal heart rhythm that increases your risk of stroke. Strokes can be serious, but there are ways to prevent them. Use our free online resource to better understand AFib and your options.

Learn How AFib Increases Stroke Risk

Make Informed Decisions for Better Health

Patient Stories

AFib and Blood Thinners: What to Consider

How do I compare the risks of blood thinners with my risk of stroke?
How long do I have to take a blood thinner? Can I stop taking it once I’ve started?
How do I know if I can take a blood thinner?

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Palo Alto
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford 94305
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To make an appointment with one of our arrhythmia specialists, call 650-723-7111.

For More Information

Learn why the Stanford AFib Guide is needed

Read about the research behind the AFib project

Read about Stanford AFib Guide publication and results

See what’s next with shared decision-making Stanford AFib Guide website

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