2021 Guideline for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

Published: May 24, 2021

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  • This guideline provides clinicians with evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of future stroke among survivors of ischemic stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
  • The guideline is divided into four sections:
    1. Diagnostic evaluation for secondary stroke prevention
    2. Vascular risk factor management
    3. Management by etiology and
    4. Systems of care for secondary ischemic stroke prevention.
  • It is essential for clinicians to collaboratively develop care plans with patients, incorporating patients’ wishes, goals, and concerns.