Stroke Prevention


Your Power to Prevent a Stroke

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

Blood Pressure

Check it! Have your blood pressure checked every one to two years and more often if you already have high blood pressure or are at high risk of heart disease.


Lower it! Enjoy a heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity. Your doctor may also prescribe a cholesterol-lowering medication.

Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

Monitor it! Check your blood sugar regularly and manage it with a healthy diet and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week.

Atrial Fibrillation

Manage it! Doctors at the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute can diagnose this heart rhythm disorder and provide an individualized strategy to manage it.


Lose it! Be physically active. Follow a healthy diet and reduce your daily intake by 500 calories.

Alcohol Consumption

Avoid it! Consumption should be limited to two drinks per day for men, and one drink per day for women.


Quit it! Ask your doctor to recommend programs and medications to help you quit smoking.