Stroke is a major, but largely preventable public health problem. The authors provide an outline of the National Stroke Association's concensus guidelines for preventing a first stroke. These guidelines include modification of stroke risk factors, such as hypertension, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, carotid artery stenosis, and lifestyle. Effective modification of these risk factors could reduce the incidence of stroke by approximately 50%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine