The most common type of heart arrhythmia which quadruples stroke risk
Atrial Fibrillation
Upper chambers of the heart
atria
Most common risk factor for atrial fibrillation
old age
Blood-thinning medication used to prevent blood clots from forming and reduce stroke risk
anticoagulant
No. 1 cause of disability in the United States
Stroke
Surgical technique that can physically remove a large blood clot from a blocked artery in the brain
Endovascular Treatment
This occurs when a clot cuts off blood flow to the brain
ischemic stroke
Another word for clot buster
Thrombolytic
Within how many hours must you have a clot-removal procedure to lessen the chance of disability from a stroke
six
Less likely to have atrial fibrillation
African Americans
Another name for atrial fibrillation
AFib