Reduce Your Stroke and Heart Attack Risk
Jan 21, 2015
People who have suffered one stroke or transient ischemic attack (a.k.a. “mini-stroke”) are at very high risk for experiencing a second cerebrovascular episode--or a first heart attack.
Good news comes from the Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol Levels (SPARCL) trial: By getting your blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg and your LDL cholesterol levels down to the target goal recommended by your doctor, there’s a good chance you can reduce this risk by 22%. Control two more cardiovascular risk factors in addition to cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce your risk of a heart attack or second stroke by 65%! Learn more- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_83502.html