What is primary stroke prevention?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Primary stroke prevention refers to the treatment of individuals with no previous history of stroke. Measures may include use of the following:

  • Platelet antiaggregants

  • Statins

  • Exercise

  • Lifestyle interventions (eg, smoking cessation, alcohol moderation)

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