Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American heart association/American stroke association

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Abstract

The aim of this updated statement is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of stroke among individuals who have not previously experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. Evidencebased recommendations are included for the control of risk factors, interventional approaches to atherosclerotic disease of the cervicocephalic circulation, and antithrombotic treatments for preventing thrombotic and thromboembolic stroke. Further recommendations are provided for genetic and pharmacogenetic testing and for the prevention of stroke in a variety of other specific circumstances, including sickle cell disease and patent foramen ovale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3754-3832
Number of pages79
JournalStroke
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 American Heart Association, Inc.

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperlipidemias
  • Hypertension
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Ischemia
  • Prevention and control
  • Smoking
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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