Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American heart association/American stroke association Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Primary Prevention
  • Stroke

abstract

  • The aim of this updated statement is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of stroke among individuals who have not previously experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. Evidence-based recommendations are included for the control of risk factors, interventional approaches to atherosclerotic disease of the cervicocephalic circulation, and antithrombotic treatments for preventing thrombotic and thromboembolic stroke. Further recommendations are provided for genetic and pharmacogenetic testing and for the prevention of stroke in a variety of other specific circumstances, including sickle cell disease and patent foramen ovale.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5020564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STR.0000000000000046

PubMed ID

  • 25355838

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3754

end page

  • 832

volume

  • 45

number

  • 12