Atrial Fibrillation Patients at Highest Stroke Risk Not Prescribed Necessary Medication

Researcher describes findings as major gap in treatment and “wake-up call” —

Nearly half of all atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at the highest risk for stroke are not being prescribed blood thinners by their cardiologists, according to a new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco.

The study was published online March 16, 2016 in JAMA Cardiology. … Read the Full Story from the UC San Diego Newsroom


Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS

Jonathan C. Hsu, MD, MAS, is lead author of the study report. Dr. Hsu is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Cardiac electrophysiology is Dr. Hsu’s primary clinical interest.