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American College of Cardiology: “Skipping Blood Pressure Medication Increases Stroke Risk.”
American Heart Association: “Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention,” “What You Can Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk,” “What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean,” “Breaking a sweat while exercising regularly may help reduce stroke risk,” “Saturated Fats,” “High Blood Pressure, Afib and Your Risk of Stroke,” “7 is the lucky number for reducing stroke risk.”
CDC: “Smoking and Heart Disease and Stroke,” “Fact Sheets -- Alcohol Use and Your Health.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Stressed at Work? You May Have a Higher Risk of Stroke.”
Harvard Health Publications: “7 things you can do to prevent a stroke,” “How to lower your stroke risk.”
LiveScience: “Dark Chocolate Lowers Heart Attack, Stroke Risk.”
Mayo Clinic: “Atrial fibrillation -- Treatment.”
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know.”
National Stroke Association: “What is Stroke?”
Psychology Today: “Don't Take Your Medications as Prescribed? You’re Not Alone.”
Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on October 11, 2019
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