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Preventing Recurrent Stroke

Stroke and Heart Disease - VHL HealthSheet #40956_VA
Every part of your body, including your heart and brain, needs oxygen to work. Oxygen is carried in the blood. Blood vessels called arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Both heart attack and stroke are due to problems in the arteries. The same factors that cause heart disease can make you more likely to have a stroke.
Understanding the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Stroke - VHL HealthSheet #84405_VA
Each day that your blood pressure is too high, your chances of having a stroke are increased.
Using Blood Thinners (Anticoagulants) - VHL HealthSheet #40958_VA
Blood thinners are medicines that help prevent blood clots from forming. They are also called anticoagulants.
Stroke: Taking Medications - VHL HealthSheet #82588_VA
Your doctor has given you medicines to reduce the risk of a stroke. But they won’t help unless you take them as prescribed. This sheet explains why and how to take your medicines.
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