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Is there a "best medical therapy" for stroke prevention?

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In brief: For secondary only

There is no approved therapy for primary stroke prevention.
For secondary stroke prevention (already had a stroke), best medical therapy includes, blood pressure control, Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) or anticoagution for atrial fibrillation, and a statin. If you smoke..Stop! blood sugar control to maintain hga1c in the normal range. A walk even with a walker 2->3x /wk if possible. A reasonable diet.

In brief: For secondary only

There is no approved therapy for primary stroke prevention.
For secondary stroke prevention (already had a stroke), best medical therapy includes, blood pressure control, Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) or anticoagution for atrial fibrillation, and a statin. If you smoke..Stop! blood sugar control to maintain hga1c in the normal range. A walk even with a walker 2->3x /wk if possible. A reasonable diet.
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