Primary Prevention Stroke Guidelines

Published: October 28, 2014

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  • Each year about 795,000 strokes occur in the US, with about 610,000 of those being new strokes. Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairment, leaving many disabled.
  • This updated Primary Prevention of Stroke Guideline issues several new recommendations.
  • This guideline summarizes the evidence on established and emerging risk factors for primary prevention of stroke.

Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke

James Meschia, MD, chair of the writing group announces the publication of the 2014 Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke and reviews some of the updates provided in the new document and their potential impact on patient care.