What is secondary prevention of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Secondary prevention refers to the treatment of individuals who have already had a stroke. Measures may include use of the following:

  • Platelet antiaggregants

  • Antihypertensives

  • Statins

  • Lifestyle interventions

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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