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    Related Web Site: American Stroke Association

    American Stroke Association: This division of the American Heart Association offers support, information, and more.

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    Understanding Stroke -- Prevention

    Measures that reduce the chances of stroke are the same as those for avoiding a heart attack. Adopt habits that promote cardiovascular health and deter atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The essentials of a healthy lifestyle include a balanced diet; controlling weight; monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels; limiting alcohol; and not smoking. A few other tips to prevent stroke: Get appropriate medical treatment of atrial fibrillation. This heartarrhythmia can increase the...

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    Related Web Site: Centers for Disease Control

    Centers for Disease Control: The CDC offers facts and statistics on stroke.

    Related Web Site: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health, offers information about research on stroke.

    Related Web Site: National Stroke Association

    National Stroke Association:

    The National Stroke Association devotes all its resources to stroke. Supported by major pharmaceutical and medical device makers, it offers information and support to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

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    Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum, MD on January 27, 2015
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