Preventing Another Stroke
Don't let stroke strike twice. One in four stroke survivors has another. Here's how to help keep it from being you.
Up to 80% of second clot-related strokes may be preventable.*
When you’ve had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), it’s likely that you’re at risk for another. It is important to know the type of stroke you had and its underlying cause to build the best plan to prevent another. If you don’t know the type or cause of your stroke, talk to your doctor about whether more testing is needed.
The good news is you have the power to reduce that risk. Take steps to build healthy habits like eating right, taking your medicines as prescribed and being as physically active as you’re able. Every healthy choice brings you one step closer to preventing another stroke.
Download the Taking Steps to Prevent Another Stroke Infographic (PDF) to learn ways to reduce stroke risk factors and for support resources.
Partnering with Your DoctorFollowing your doctor's direction and pharmacist's guidance after a stroke is crucial to reducing your risk for another stroke.
Ask your doctor to create a stroke prevention plan that could include:
Managing High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can cause blood vessels in the brain to clog more easily or even burst.
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Smoking puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn the risks and quit today. We can help.
Discussing an Aspirin Regimen or Other Medications
Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
How Will You Prevent a Second Stroke?
Preventing stroke can be life-changing. But the steps you take to prevent stroke don't have to be. They can be small, easy changes you start right now.
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Together says it all. That’s how we work — the AHA/ASA, healthcare professionals, stroke survivors, caregivers, sponsors, supporters and caring individuals like you. Your commitment is the key factor toward ending stroke. Let’s make it happen!
Here’s what you get as a part of Together to End Stroke:
- Information on prevention – prevention is the single most important thing you can do for yourself or your loved ones.
- Information on treatment – you’ll receive the most current updates on treatments and procedures.
- Information on how to beat Stroke.
It is possible to beat stroke. And you’re one step closer now. Thank you!
Preventing Another Stroke- Annie Smith
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Learn how Bayer® Aspirin is working with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to support our efforts and help stroke survivors prevent additional strokes.
Need help keeping track of your medications? Download our easy-to-use medicine tracker.
Use the letters in "F.A.S.T." to spot signs of a stroke and know when to call 9-1-1.
By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.