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Stroke Prevention

You work with your primary care doctor or other primary care provider to follow the stroke prevention treatment plan designed by your team of stroke care specialists.

Because stroke can affect your brain in many different ways, your care after a stroke is different from anyone else's. Preventing more strokes might be as simple as taking aspirin and controlling stroke risk factors, such as blood pressure or smoking, for the rest of your life. It might be more complicated. For example, some people need additional medical treatment or surgery to prevent more strokes.

Controlling Your Risk of Stroke

Controlling your stroke risk factors means avoiding habits and medical conditions that make you more likely to have another stroke. To control your risk factors, you can:

Stroke Prevention Resources

Download these stroke prevention resources to learn how you can decrease your risk of stroke.

Free Stroke Prevention Kit

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Stroke Risk Assessment Test

This test will estimate your stroke risk in comparison to others in your age group.

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Stroke Symptoms

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of stroke.

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