Prevention of Ischemic Stroke

C. Goshgarian*, P. B. Gorelick

*Corresponding author for this work

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Stroke is well suited for prevention as it has a high prevalence, a number of modifiable factors proven to reduce stroke risk, and a high societal economic and disability burden. In this chapter we review lifestyle and vascular risks for first and recurrent stroke prevention according to recent American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidance. In addition, we discuss medical and surgical means to affect stroke prevention. Over time, we have refined our knowledge of stroke prevention based on elucidation of stroke subtype and clinical trial results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrimer on Cerebrovascular Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780128030585
StatePublished - Mar 7 2017


  • Ischemic stroke
  • Prevention
  • Primary stroke prevention
  • Recurrent stroke prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Stroke
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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