I WILL Prevent Another Stroke or Heart Attack Stroke Infographic
American Heart Association
I WILL Prevent Another Stroke or Heart Attack
1 in 4 clot-related stroke and heart attack survivors will have another.
A previous ischemic stroke or heart attack puts you at a higher risk of having a second one.
Up to 80% of ischemic strokes and heart attacks may be prevented by:
- Managing blood pressure,
- cholesterol and diabetes
- Making healthy lifestyle choices
- Taking medications as recommended by your doctor
Taking aspirin – as recommended by a doctor – is one of the ways you may help prevent another. Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. Preventing another stroke or heart attack starts with YOU. Don’t wait to talk to your doctor about a prevention plan that’s right for you.
ONE IS ENOUGH
Tips to help prevent another stroke or heart attack: Keep my follow-up appointments. Take my recommended meds and talk to my doctor before making any changes. Manage my risk factors with small, healthy steps for big impact. Connect with a group for support, information and shared experiences. Ask my doctor about stroke or cardiac rehab programs that are right for me. Call 911 if I see or have any stroke or heart attack warning signs or symptoms.
Learn more at stroke/org/OneIsEnough The American Heart Association’s secondary prevention initiative is nationally sponsored by Bayer® Aspirin. ©Copyright 2020 American Heart Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. All rights reserved. American Stroke Association is a registered trademark of the AHA. Unauthorized use prohibited 2/20 DS15833