One Is Enough

It’s American Stroke Month: Take Steps Now to Prevent Another Stroke or Heart Attack

I WILL Prevent Another Stroke or Heart Attack

1 in 4 stroke and heart attack survivors will have another. Yet up to 80% of strokes and heart attacks may be prevented with a combination of medication, such as aspirin,* and healthy habits that can have a big impact. 

Lower Your Risk of Another Stroke or  Heart Attack

Managing your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and taking medications like aspirin*- as recommended by a doctor- may help prevent another event.

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What to Do Instead of Having Another Stroke 

Reduce your risk of having another stroke by working with your doctor to create your own personalized stroke prevention plan. Take this checklist to your next doctor’s visit to get started.  

Talk to your doctor about a prevention plan that could include:

  1. Managing High Blood Pressure
  2. Controlling Cholesterol 
  3. Manage Blood Glucose
  4. Being Active
  1. Eating Better
  2. Losing Weight
  3. Quit Smoking/Tobacco/Vaping
  4. Take prescribed medications and check with your doctor before making any changes.

Calling 9-1-1 Still Important Despite COVID-19

Stroke is a medical emergency. If someone is experiencing symptoms, they should still call 9-1-1 as soon as possible. By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

 

Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.
Olympian Michael Johnson shares his stroke survivor journey.
American Stroke Association and Bayer Aspirin Secondary Prevention Campaign Announcement

 

*Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. 

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