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Posted: 8:53 AM, Mar 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-01 13:53:43Z
People living with AFib should speak to their healthcare provider about how treatment with an oral anticoagulant, or blood thinner, may help reduce the risk of stroke by thinning the blood and preventing clots from forming.  However, in an emergency situation like an urgent procedure or a life-threatening/uncontrolled bleed, there is a need for the body to clot normally again. During these events, access to a reversal agent is important to stop the blood thinning effect of the oral anticoagulant.
 
Just in time for Heart Health Month, Dr. Timothy Woods is available for live interviews to discuss what people living with AFib should know about the importance of having access to a reversal agent in the event of an emergency. He will discuss why it’s important for people to talk to their doctors about the benefits and risks of taking blood thinners, and what questions to ask their doctors about the availability of a reversal agent.