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Study: Warfarin use could temporarily increase stroke risk in some patients

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A drug commonly prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with an irregular heartbeat may actually increase that risk during the first month of use.

A new study found atrial fibrillation patients just beginning Warfarin treatment had almost double the risk of stoke than patients not using the drug.

But once 30 days passed, Warfarin patients cut their stroke risk in half.

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