Monday, May 14, 2018

Stroke Prevention

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Primary Prevention- It refers to the treatment of individuals with no history of stroke.
Risk-reduction measures in primary stroke prevention may include the use of antihypertensive medications, anticoagulants, platelet antiaggregants, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins), smoking cessation, dietary intervention, weight loss, and exercise.
  • Modifiable risk factors include the following:
  • Hypertension
  • Air pollution
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Postmenopausal HRT
  • Depression
  • Diet and activity
  • Weight and body fat

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