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Patients Who Have Experienced TIAs and Stroke Survivors

Of those who survive a stroke, it is estimated that about 10% will have another stroke within the year. After 5 years that number is more that 20%. However, it has been shown that these individuals can decrease their risk of a second stroke by up to 50% by surgical and medical treatments (for example, treatment of severe carotid artery stenosis and/or anticoagulation therapy) and addressing any risk factors, particularly hypertension, atrial fibrillation or smoking. For those who have had a TIA, the outlook is even more favorable. Many of these same therapies can now significantly reduce the risk that patients will go on to have a stroke.