Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Stroke and TIA

Published: May 01, 2014

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  • Each year in the United States (US), over 690,000 adults experience an ischemic stroke. Prevention of recurrent stroke is critical.
  • Ischemic stroke causes huge morbidity because of the interaction between the neurological impairment, emotional and social consequences of that impairment, and the high risk for recurrent stroke.
  • In recognition of the morbidity burden of recurrent ischemic stroke, the goal of this guideline is to provide healthcare providers with evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of recurrent stroke in survivors of ischemic stroke or TIA.