A 28-year-old female asked:
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how can one prevent a secondary stroke. my boyf had a partial stroke which affected his brain, but it was minor, he recovered quick. how can we preven?

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Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Depends on cause. If from atherosclerosis, Aspirin and lipid reducing drugs are effective. If there is a clotting disorder or heart arrhythmia with risk of forming blood clots, a "blood thinner" may be needed. If there is a high grade blockage in one of the carotid arteries to the brain , carotid surgery or angioplasty with stenting could be indicated.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Depends: What kind of stroke? Was it caused by a bleed into the brain from a vascular malformation or aneurysm? From a clot blocking a vessel -thrombotic? From a hypertensive bleed? Basic principles: stop smoking, no Cocaine use, adequate blood pressure control. Antiplatelet drugs if a thrombotic stroke, aggressive cholesterol, lifestyle modifications such as weight control and regular exercise. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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