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Can anti-clotting medication prevent a stroke?

Taking medications that prevent blood clotting, such as warfarin, can reduce the risk of stroke by 67% in people who have atrial fibrillation as well as other stroke risk factors. However, treatment with warfarin carries risks of its own, including the risk of severe bleeding.

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