Rachel Coney

  • Treatments for Stroke AFib

    Treatments for Stroke AFib

    Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a condition with the characteristics of an irregular heartbeat. Having this condition may increase your risk of experiencing a stroke. A stroke occurs when not enough oxygen reaches the brain, either because of a blood clot or bleeding in the brain. Treatment for AFib can help reduce the risk of stroke. Treatments for Stroke AFib Here are several treatment options that can help you deal with your case of AFib in order to prevent a higher risk of having a stroke. Blood Thinners Blood thinners will...
  • afib apixaban medications

    AFib Apixaban Medications

    Apixaban is a blood clot-reducing medication used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. AFib Apixaban medications are available as 2.5-milligram, 5-milligram or 10-milligram pills that are taken orally. The recommended dose of Apixaban is five milligrams. However, this depends on your age, health, and severity of your AFib. If you are an adult over the age of 80 and weigh 80 kilograms or under, the usual dose of Apixaban is 2.5 milligrams. Only take the 10-milligram pill if you have pulmonary embolism. In this scenario, you would take the...