Only 1 in 4 survivors feels confident in preventing another stroke

DALLAS, October 12, 2017 — Results from a new survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, found that stroke survivors have low confidence in their ability to prevent another stroke. Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke every year, with about one in four being recurrent strokes. Fortunately, stroke is largely preventable through physical activity, healthy eating and medication adherence. The survey, which included 1,129 adult participants (survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals) nationwide, was conducted as part of the American Stroke Association’s...

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