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My dad just had a mild stroke. What can he do to prevent suffering from another stroke?

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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Duplex carotid & ASA

50% of strokes in people with minor stroke happen within 6 weeks so get duplex and if greater then 50% stenosis on correct side then get surgery asap.
Take 81 mg asa a day not more.

In brief: Duplex carotid & ASA

50% of strokes in people with minor stroke happen within 6 weeks so get duplex and if greater then 50% stenosis on correct side then get surgery asap.
Take 81 mg asa a day not more.
Dr. Alan Koslow
Dr. Alan Koslow
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Check for cause

Needs ultrasound of carotid arteries to check for narrowing.
Ekg to check for atrial fibrillation. Please take Aspirin if ok with his doctor. No smoking. Take blood pressure meds and cholesterol meds ( statins ) if ordered by his physician.

In brief: Check for cause

Needs ultrasound of carotid arteries to check for narrowing.
Ekg to check for atrial fibrillation. Please take Aspirin if ok with his doctor. No smoking. Take blood pressure meds and cholesterol meds ( statins ) if ordered by his physician.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
Thank
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