80% OF RECURRENT CLOT-RELATED (ISCHEMIC) STROKES CAN BE PREVENTED

With 5 steps, including staying active, eating healthy, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, and a doctor-directed aspirin regimen.

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to a doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

    1. GET & STAY ACTIVE

    Under your doctor’s supervision, exercise may be good for your heart and circulation, which can help reduce your risk for another clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

    The best part?

    Nobody’s expecting you to become an overnight triathlete. There are lots of ways to make exercise part of your daily routine, but you don’t even need to start out exercising daily. Just a few minutes working on some exercise basics is a good start.


    Then, once you get an exercise routine going, be sure to mix it up every so often to stay motivated. Above all, always talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise routine.

    2. EAT HEALTHY

    Talking to your doctor about healthy eating choices can be another powerful step starting right now. Even lowering your sodium intake can be a start because it can help keep your blood pressure in check.

    And instead of focusing on missing out on all those unhealthy favorites you might have enjoyed before your stroke, think about what you’re gaining in return – more time to be with the people you love, and maybe even picking up new, fun activities that help you live heart-healthy.

    Besides, eating heart-healthy can be surprisingly delicious, too!

    3. CONTROL YOUR CHOLESTEROL

    If your doctor has prescribed a statin (medicine for lowering your cholesterol), taking it as directed is an important part of maintaining your health.

    4. CONTROL YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

    Lowering your blood pressure lowers the risk of another ischemic stroke, so take your prescribed blood pressure medicine as directed by your doctor.

     

    ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT A BAYER® ASPIRIN REGIMEN

    Together with the other 4 steps, adding a doctor-directed Bayer® Aspirin regimen to your routine may be an important step to help prevent another clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

    Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

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    Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

    This tool is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide a medical diagnosis, medical advice, or medical treatment. Contact your healthcare provider after using the tool to discuss your heart health or if you have any health concerns.

    Estimated risk of a cardiovascular event, specifically, the risk of a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) or stroke in the next five years.