Decision Aid Summary

Title Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?
Audience Atrial fibrillation patients considering anticoagulant medication.
Options included Take an anticoagulant medicine to reduce the risk of stroke.
Don't take an anticoagulant. You may try aspirin or do nothing.
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Atrial Fibrillation
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.