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    An_248744 posted:
    Hi! my name is sharon and I had a stroke just a few days ago!..no residual problems! I am on lisinopril, atorvastiatin and clopidogrel. I am new to any type of medication as I have never had to take any before..I feel good... I am just concerned I might have another at any time.
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    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    The good news is that you have no residuals from your stroke and it sound slike your physician is on top of preventing another stroke. The key is to manage the risk factors that caused your stroke. It is always a combination of lifestyle and medication. Although you are at an increased risk compared to someone who has never had a stroke, getting serious about what we call "secondary prevention" will dramatically reduce that risk and allow you to love a healthier, happy life.

    Here is a link to an article I wrote on secondary prevention of stroke.


    Also, the American Stroke Association has excellnet resources.

    http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/UnderstandingRisk/Understanding-Risk_UCM_308539_SubHomePage.jsp


    The key is to get serious about diet, exercise, blood pressure, lipds and medications to prevent clots.

    Good Luck
    After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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