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Stroke Health Center

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  1. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    After you've had a stroke, you may be worried that you could have another one. That's easy to understand. But the good news is that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of having another stroke. Taking medicine, doing stroke rehabilitation, and making healthy lifestyle changes can help.Take your medicinesYou'll need to take medicines to help prevent another stroke. Be sure to take your medicines exactly as prescribed. And don't stop taking them unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking your medicines, you can increase your risk of having another stroke.Some of the medicines your doctor may prescribe include:Aspirin and other antiplatelet medicines to prevent blood clots.Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots, especially for people who have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).Statins to lower high cholesterol. Statins can even protect against stroke in people who don't have heart disease or high cholesterol.1ACE inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin II

  2. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have possible signs of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  4. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Medicines for Stroke Prevention

    After a stroke and during rehabilitation, you need medicines to help prevent another stroke. You may need medicines to thin your blood and prevent clots from forming and medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.Antiplatelets to prevent clotsAspirin, aspirin with extended - release dipyridamole (Aggrenox), and other antiplateletsAnticoagulants to keep clots from growing and to prevent new

  5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Prevention

    For some people, stroke prevention may begin after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) - a warning sign that a stroke may soon occur. Prompt medical attention may help prevent a stroke.

  6. Stroke Guide - Medications

    It is very important to seek emergency medical attention for stroke symptoms. If you are having an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot, you may be able to receive tissue plasminogen activator (t - PA), a clot - dissolving medication. It is no

  7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Medications

    Learn about medications that are often prescribed for someone who has had a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Cause

    Blood clots that temporarily block blood flow to the brain are the most common cause of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  9. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    Smoking injures blood vessel walls and speeds up hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). As a result, the heart works harder, and blood pressure may increase. Cigarette smoking increases your risk for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke.Heavy smokers are at greater risk for TIA and stroke. Daily cigarette smoking can increase the risk of stroke by 2½ times.1The risk of stroke and TIA decreases for those who quit smoking. If you smoked less than one pack a day and you quit, within 5 years your risk will be the same as though you had never smoked.1

  10. Stroke Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about diseases or conditions that may make stroke more likely.

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