I have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroidism. Should I be anticoagulated to reduce the risk of a stroke?
This therapeutic area remains somewhat controversial, and there is no universal answer that is correct for all patients. The risk of stroke in patients with hyperthyroidism and irregular heart rhythms increases with age. Nevertheless, so does the risk of bleeding. Some physicians are more aggressive about anticoagulation in elderly patients with additional risk factors for stroke. A careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages and theoretical risks of all options is indicated in this situation, which should be discussed with your physician.
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