Secondary prevention

Measures to help prevent stroke recurrence are important. These include risk-factor reduction, adopting a healthy lifestyle in terms of exercise and a healthy diet, and stressRelating to injury or concern. management. Stopping smoking is imperative.[1]

Often, people who have had a stroke also have a number of coexisting conditions; for example, heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. Managing any such condition is essential in preventing another stroke.[1]

Educational materials, self-monitoring, social support and telephone follow-up from healthcare professionals all assist in helping someone to make lifestyle changes.[1]

Learn more about secondary prevention of a stroke.

  1. Ostwald SK, Davis S, Hersch G et al. Evidence-based educational guidelines for stroke survivors after discharge home. J Neurosci Nurs 2008; 40: 173-91.