Preventing a first stroke

D. B. Smith*, P. B. Gorelick

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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