Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition, and increases the risk of stroke by six times. There are several medications (blood thinners) that can prevent strokes in AF patients. Many AF patients present to the emergency department, but about half of AF patients leave without prescription of a blood thinner. The study aims to evaluate if adding options like giving a patient education kit, encouraging emergency room physicians to prescribe a blood thinner and providing a specialized AF clinic to patients will increase the number patients receiving blood thinners to prevent strokes.
Visit ClinicalTrials.gov for more information.
Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific clinical research trials only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.