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Can Mini-Strokes Be Prevented?

Mini-Stroke Prevention

A person can lower his or her chances of having a mini-stroke by understanding the risk factors for it, and then using that knowledge to make good decisions to control mini-stroke risk factors.
 
Why is mini-stroke prevention important? Because one-third of people who have a mini-stroke will go on to have a stroke within five years, and effective treatment of mini-stroke risk factors can significantly reduce this risk.
 
The steps for effective mini-stroke prevention usually involve:
 
  • Knowing your mini-stroke risk factors
  • Monitoring your health and making lifestyle changes
  • Possibly taking medication or having a procedure
  • Knowing signs of a mini-stroke or stroke (see Stroke Symptoms).
     
(Click TIA Prevention to learn more about preventing a mini-stroke.)
 
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