GIM Question 17

A 78-year-old woman suffers a transient ischemic attack. She is a type 2 diabetic, and has hypertension. There is no history of coronary artery disease. An ECG done in emerge demonstrates atrial fibrillation.

  1. Calculate her annual stroke risk.
  2. What medications should she be on based on her risk, and for how long?

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