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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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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please call:
Neurology: 410-955-2228
Neurosurgery: 410-614-1533

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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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