Why are anticoagulants used in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Why are anticoagulants used in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Often specialists prescribe anticoagulant medication to patients with atrial fibrillation. Dra. Dolors Tàssies, from the Hemotherapy and Hemostasis team at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, ​​explains why:

Only those patients who have a high risk of having bruises should receive anticoagulant treatment. In our area, approximately 80% of patients with atrial fibrillation are being treated with anticoagulants to avoid complications of arrhythmia.