Risk Factor Management to Prevent First Stroke

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This article provides an overview on the management of risk factors to prevent primary strokes, the gaps in successful management, and future directions for the research and management of stroke risk factors. The major focus is given to the management of modifiable risk factors for stroke, including hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac conditions, carotid artery stenosis, smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity. A brief discussion on the management of potentially modifiable risk factors, such as alcohol and drug abuse, sleep apnea, and hyperhomocysteinemia, is included, as is the use of antiplatelet therapy in primary stroke prevention. Finally, prognostic scores to assess an individual risk for a first stroke are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1045
Number of pages39
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

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Risk Management
Stroke
Hyperhomocysteinemia
Carotid Stenosis
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Primary Prevention
Dyslipidemias
Atrial Fibrillation
Alcoholism
Substance-Related Disorders
Obesity
Smoking
Diet
Hypertension
Research

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Risk Factor Management to Prevent First Stroke. / Rundek, Tatjana; Sacco, Ralph L.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.11.2008, p. 1007-1045.

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