Don’t let stroke strike twice.

One in four stroke survivors has another.

Here’s how to help keep it from being you. Up to 80% of second clot-related strokes may be preventable.*

When you’ve had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), it’s likely that you’re at risk for another. It is important to know the type of stroke you had and its underlying cause to build the best plan to prevent another. If you don’t know the type or cause of your stroke, talk to your doctor about whether more testing is needed.

The good news is you have the power to reduce that risk. Take steps to build healthy habits like eating right, taking your medicines as prescribed and being as physically active as you’re able. Every healthy choice brings you one step closer to preventing another stroke.

Download the Taking Steps to Prevent Another Stroke Infographic (PDF) to learn ways to reduce stroke risk factors and for support resources from the American Heart Association.

*All health/medical information on this website has been reviewed and approved by the American Heart Association, based on scientific research and American Heart Association guidelines. Use this link for more information on our content editorial process