Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The aim of this updated statement is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of stroke among individuals who have not previously experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. Evidence-based recommendations are included for the control of risk factors, interventional approaches to atherosclerotic disease of the cervicocephalic circulation, and antithrombotic treatments for preventing thrombotic and thromboembolic stroke. Further recommendations are provided for genetic and pharmacogenetic testing and for the prevention of stroke in a variety of other specific circumstances, including sickle cell disease and patent foramen ovale.

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Cited Authors

  • Meschia, JF; Bushnell, C; Boden-Albala, B; Braun, LT; Bravata, DM; Chaturvedi, S; Creager, MA; Eckel, RH; Elkind, MSV; Fornage, M; Goldstein, LB; Greenberg, SM; Horvath, SE; Iadecola, C; Jauch, EC; Moore, WS; Wilson, JA; American Heart Association Stroke Council, ; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, ; Council on Clinical Cardiology, ; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, ; Council on Hypertension,

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 3754 - 3832

PubMed ID

  • 25355838

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5020564

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4628

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STR.0000000000000046


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States