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Should You Take an Anticoagulant for AF? — Applying the 4 questions

Yesterday I posted the four most important questions to ask your doctor. Let’s apply those questions to a typical scenario: Whether or not to take an anticoagulant drug for prevention of stroke in the presence of AF. We need a typical patient. For this example we will pick a typical CHADS-VASC 2 patient. 65 year-old […]

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A new way to discuss statin drugs

A new study published last week in an open heart journal changes the conversation about how patients and doctors think about and discuss preventive therapies–such as statins. Dr. Richard Lehman may be the smartest doctor on Twitter. This is what he said: This is a game-changer — Richard Lehman (@RichardLehman1) March 20, 2016 Most […]