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Long Term Management and Prevention of Stroke

Based on the type of stroke, a number of interventions are necessary to reduce risk:

  • Medications that reduce the chance of blood clots by preventing platelets (a type of blood cell) from sticking together.
  • Medications to help prevent blood clots from forming. Medications that help to prevent additional blood clots from forming are called anticoagulants, as they prevent the coagulation of the blood.
  • Medications to treat existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart, or blood pressure problems.
  • Medications used to lower cholesterol levels- certain cholesterol lowering medications known as Statins have been shown to reduce recurrent stroke risk in the SPARCL trial.
  • Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly.

Learn more about Stroke Prevention.

For more information, contact The Johns Hopkins Hospital Stroke Center at 410-955-2228.
If you have questions about the Stroke Prevention And Recovery Center, please call us at 443-287-8514.


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