Secondary prevention of stroke and transient ischaemic attack

Margaret Lawrence, Hazel Fraser, Charlotte Woods, John McCall

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Abstract

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) and stroke are clinical syndromes characterised by acute neurological deficits with vascular causes. People experiencing TIA or first stroke are at significant risk of subsequent stroke. Risk factors, which are associated with 90% of risk of all stroke, have been identified, and include factors associated with lifestyle i.e. tobacco use, diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, physical activity and stress. Targeted therapeutic interventions have the potential to substantially reduce the burden of stroke. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the current evidence base relating to these lifestyle risk factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Standard
Volume26
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • ischaemic attack
  • risk factors
  • stroke prevention

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