Together We Can Prevent Stroke
Having a stroke puts you at higher risk for a second one. Take small steps to defeat stroke.
Prevent a Second Stroke
1 in 4 stroke survivors will have another stroke. A large majority of strokes can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes such as moving more, healthy eating, managing blood pressure, getting healthy sleep, and quitting smoking and vaping. Talk to your doctor about managing your stroke risk factors to help prevent a stroke.
Secondary Stroke Prevention
Learn about the new guideline released by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for prevention of stroke in patients with previous stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Schedule time with your doctor to better understand the steps you can take to reduce your chance of another ischemic stroke.
Stroke is an EMERGENCY. Call 911 if these signs are present.
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Read Laura’s story
Survivor Story: Laura Sammons
What started for Laura Sammons and her family in 2017 as a routine weekend drive in the Houston area took a treacherous turn. As she approached an intersection with a stoplight, she blanked out and had no idea how to drive.
Sammons was having a stroke. A year and a half before this, she had experienced a transient ischemic attack, or TIA,— also known as a “warning stroke.”