“New Guidelines Target Lowering Repeat Stroke Risk”

Stroke survivors may reduce chances of another stroke through exercise and other measures

(dailyRx News) At least a quarter of the 795,000 Americans who have a stroke each year will have another stroke within their lifetime. New guidelines, however, may help cut this rate of recurrence.

Within five years of a first stroke, the likelihood of another stroke may rise by more than 40 percent, according to the National Stroke Association.

For American Stroke Month this May, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have updated guidelines that stress controlling blood pressure, weight and cholesterol to decrease the chances of having a repeat stroke.

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