A patient just found out they are at risk for forming a blood clot due to the newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation. The patient asks the nurse what she can do to prevent blood clots. Which medication class should the nurse tell the patient they can take to prevent the formation of blood clots?

 

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- Anticoagulants

- Thrombolytics

- Antipyretics

- Analgesics

Rationale

Anticoagulants prevent the formation of blood clots. Thrombolytic therapy breaks up clots that have already formed.

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