Stroke Prevention & Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

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Animation Description: Primary prevention of stroke requires the management of Atherosclerotic Risk Factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and dyslipidemia.

As the risk increases, secondary stroke prevention factors include identifying whether or not the patient has suffered from: prior transient ischemic attack (TIA) / Stroke; coronary artery disease (CAD) / peripheral vascular disease (PVD); asymptomatic carotid stenosis; or atrial fibrillation.

All patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack should be on antiplatelet therapy (ASA) for secondary prevention of recurrent stroke unless there is an indication for anticoagulation or a contraindication to ASA.

Anticoagulation long term with warfarin is the superior antithrombotic if atrial fibrillation or other definite cardiac source of embolism is identified as the cause of stroke/TIA.

Surgical intervention is very effective in the prevention of stroke in symptomatic severe internal carotid artery stenosis. Earlier intervention yields greatest benefit.

5 Comments

  1. American Union on March 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    My uncle died of stroke rn..

  2. S D on March 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    how we can take precaution to prevent stroke

  3. MORZYMOO on March 6, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I’m just wondering I keep getting this stabbing pain right in the middle of my brain about an inch from the right on the right side of my head!! could this be the start of a stroke?? I get really bad migraines as well!!

  4. Paul Grimm on March 6, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I had a TIA stroke two months ago. The MRI said I had a few before

  5. VICIOUS ANGEL on March 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    EXCELLENT INSIGHTS.

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