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Prevention

The most important aspect of stroke rehabilitation can be taking the necessary precautions prior to a stroke to prevent its impact. Through the knowledge of the risk factors and symptoms, and by making necessary lifestyle adjustments, it is possible to reduce the devastation a stroke can cause.

Here, Stroke-Network.com has organized articles about stroke, the signs and symptoms, information on risk factors and methods for prevention. Find everything you need to know to understand a stroke after it has occurred and information to help prevent a stroke from affecting your life and loved ones.


The Latest in Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatments

While minor arrhythmias may require no treatment, more serious types may increase the risk of stroke and require medical care.

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New Device May Eliminate the Need for Blood Thinners in Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Patients with atrial fibrillation have six times the risk of stroke than people who have a normal heart rhythm. New treatment options on the horizon.

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Stroke Requires Fast, Expert Care

With a stroke, immediate medical care is critical to open the blocked blood vessels and prevent the loss of brain tissue.

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PFO Device to Reduce Risk of Stroke

A hole in a heat wall - called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO as it is more commonly known - raises the risk of stroke

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Reduce Your Salt Intake, Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Small changes in diet can make a huge difference in terms of stroke risk.

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Avoid Excess Fat to Prevent Stroke

Limiting the amount of fat or oil added when cooking will help reduce your risk of stroke or a recurrent stroke.  Here are some of our favorite ways to reduce fat intake.

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Understand Why Smoking Increases Your Risk For Stroke

Smoking greatly increases your risk for stroke and stroke at a younger age.

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New Blood Clot Removal Devices

A new generation of blood clot removal devices showing promise in successfully treating stroke.

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James Ehrlich, M.D.

A Closer Look at Cholesterol

Many people who experience a heart attack or stroke have "normal" results with their routine cholesterol test.

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Gordon Ens

An Aspirin a Day Might Not Keep the Doctor Away

If you're resistant to aspirin, taking an aspirin to prevent a heart attack is no better than eating candy.

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Diagnosing the Different Types Stroke

Understanding the three different types of stroke, their unique risk factors and symptoms.

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Medical Conditions that Increase Risk of Stroke

Anyone with these conditions should be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke and should be prepared to make lifestyle adjustments.

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Apixaban Prevents Stroke for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

The recently approved drug Apixaban prevents strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Stroke Becoming More Common in Young People

New research reveals that stroke may be affecting people at a younger age.

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