Stroke Prevention

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Your Power to Prevent a Stroke

To reduce risk factors for stroke, make control your goal. Here’s how to take charge:

Atrial Fibrillation

Manage It. Your doctor can treat your atrial fibrillation and may prescribe medication to help prevent the formation of clots. If you are over 50, you and your doctor should make a decision about aspirin therapy. Learn about treating atrial fibrillation.

www.americanheart.org

Diabetes

Control It. Managing your blood sugar can decrease your risks for stroke. Learn about diabetes.

www.diabetes.org

High Blood Pressure

Treat It. Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to reduce blood pressure. Discuss medications with your physician.

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High Cholesterol

Lower It. Diet, exercise, and medication therapy can reduce your cholesterol and lower your risk for atherosclerosis.

www.americanheart.org
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Smoking

Quit. Medical help is available to quit.

www.californiasmokershelpline.org

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)

Seek Help. TIA’s are “mini strokes” which last less than 24 hours. Treatment can help prevent more TIA’s or a larger stroke.

www.strokeassociation.org