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Having a stroke means greater risk for another (or, recurrent) stroke. Approximately 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year -- about 185,000 of those strokes are recurrent strokes

  • At least 1 in 4 (25%-35%) of the 795,000 Americans who have a stroke each year will have another stroke within their lifetime.
  • Within 5 years of a first stroke, the risk for another stroke can increase more than 40%.
  • Recurrent strokes often have a higher rate of death and disability because parts of the brain already injured by the original stroke may not be as resilient.
  • Within 5 years of a stroke, 24 percent of women and 42 percent of men will experience a recurrent stroke.

Below, find a useful fact sheet which identifies successful recurrent stroke prevention strategies based on well-documented clinical studies.

Recovery After Stroke:  Recurrent Stroke
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National Stroke Association has produced a vast array of professional educational activities on recurrent stroke prevention. Our most current are listed below.

Recurrent Stroke Prevention: An Update on Evidence and Opportunity in Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
The program, which took place September 2008-December 2009, updated clinicians on the risk of recurrent stroke risk and the most up-to-date information on managing risk factors to prevent recurrent strokes. Download the PowerPoint presentation handout here. CME/CE not available; material for informational purposes only.

Preventing Recurrent Stroke: Targets for Managing Risk
Learn about how to narrow the gap between knowledge and practice for recurrent stroke risk. Faculty presents the latest statistics regarding incidence of recurrent stroke and describe the financial and social burden of stroke within the United States. The content covers practice targets to significantly reduce stroke risk through guidelines-based clinical practice and strategies to improve patient adherence. CME/CE not available; material for informational purposes only.

Preventing Recurrent Stroke: Targets for Managing Risk Ask the Experts Roundtable, available now, FREE to all audiences.
The Ask the Experts online roundtable discussion features a 60-minute Q&A session between faculty and attendees from the September 23, 2010, live webcast.

Stroke: Clinical Updates 
This professional monograph discusses the challenges and gaps of recurrent stroke prevention. Authors provide information on why physicians and healthcare professionals may under prescribe preventative therapies, why patients may not adhere to prevention recommendations, and means to bridge these gaps.

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