IMPACT-AFib Resources

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IMPACT-AFib Patient Information Brochure
IMPACT-AFIB Pocket Card

Talk with your provider to find out if taking an anticoagulant medication is right for you.

Anticoagulant medications prevent blood clots and are sometimes called blood thinners.

 

Not sure where to start? Here is a way to start the conversation with your doctor:

"I received this letter, information sheet, and card in the mail from my health plan. My health plan suggests that I talk with my physician about taking an anticoagulant to help prevent a stroke."

Questions to ask your doctor:

  1. Do I have atrial fibrillation?
  2. What are my risk factors for stroke?
  3. Based on my CHA2DS2-VASc score should I be taking an anticoagulant medication?
    If not, why not?
    If yes, what kind of anticoagulant would work best for me?
  4. I received information that aspirin does not prevent stroke and there is no antidote if I start to bleed. Should I be concerned with bleeding?

Most anticoagulant medications are covered by your health plan. Check with your health plan’s information or call the phone number on your health plan card to determine which of the following drugs are covered: Coumadin®, Eliquis®, Pradaxa®, Savaysa®, warfarin, and Xarelto®.