After a Heart Attack, Your Risk of Stroke Is Elevated

Addressing any risk factors can lower the likelihood you will suffer another serious cardiovascular event.

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"You will likely need to be started on a light blood thinner, such as aspirin or other antiplatelet medication, and a statin," says Dr. Hussain. "If we find atrial fibrillation, you'll need stronger blood thinners to prevent a stroke. Diabetes and blood pressure should be brought under control with medications, and your diet and exercise regimens examined and discussed to make sure you are on the right track."
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