For Those On The Fence About Stroke Prevention... Please Watch This
Many of you know that, because I was never stable on warfarin, for genetic reasons (this was before the new blood thinners had been tested and approved), I felt like a stroke walking around waiting to happen when I still had afib. Because of this, and because of some strokes in my family, I feel very passionately about preventing strokes.
So, it was a great pleasure for StopAfib.org, and for me, to participate in a recently-launched public service campaign called "A Year Without a Stroke". As part of it, I was interviewed and shared my story, and I also reached out to my friend, Randall Munson, and asked if he would be willing to share the impact that his wife Sharon's afib-related stroke had had on him and his family.
Randall and Sharon Munson's storychokes me up every time I see it as Randall shares what Sharon's stroke has done to her, and to him as a caregiver. If you are on the fence about stroke prevention, please watch this powerful story.