Understanding Risk of Stroke

Use this tool to calculate your stroke risk score. Discuss your score with your Healthcare Provider to see if treatment with blood thinners can help reduce the risk of stroke.

When you have AFib, you are 5X more likely than someone without AFib to have a stroke. One way to reduce stroke risk is by taking blood thinners (anticoagulants). Leaving AFib untreated may increase risk of stroke. The CHA2DS2-VASc (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age over 75, Diabetes, Stroke, Vascular disease, Age over 65, Sex) scale helps estimate your risk of stroke. Calculate your score to help you and your Healthcare Provider discuss whether you are a candidate for treatment with blood thinners.

CHA2DS2-VASc RISK FACTORS

Click each box that applies then calculate the total number to determine patient stroke risk score.

STROKE RISK SCALE

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LOW RISK

<1% per year

MODERATE RISK

1% per year

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High Risk

2-15% per year

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The purpose of this tool is to help begin the discussion about stroke risk with your Healthcare Provider. Use your risk factor score to start the conversation with your Healthcare Provider. Ask about treatment with blood thinners to reduce the risk of stroke.

Use information from this discussion guide and talk to your Healthcare Provider about how you can lower your risk of stroke.

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