Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Stroke can be prevented by controlling blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and quitting smoking.  This is most successful when done with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication.

Other treatment may include use of blood thinners such as aspirin to interfere with the blood’s ability to clot and can play an important role in preventing stroke.

The risk of stroke can also be reduced by removing the blockage from the arteries leading to the brain.  This is known as carotid endarterectomy.

If you have more questions regarding stroke or have sudden blindness, or any of the symptoms mentioned in our previous post please contact your doctor to get help immediately.

To learn more about stroke symptoms, please visit our previous post, “What is a Stroke?

To learn about the diagnosis of stroke, please visit the previous post, “Diagnosing a Stroke.


Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia, P.C.

Our Vascular Surgeons:
Robert S. Podolsky, M.D.
Avisesh Sahgal, M.D.

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