For patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack, treatment with a thiazide diuretic, ACE inhibitor, or ARB, or combination treatment consisting of a thiazide diuretic plus ACE inhibitor, is of value.
Treatment of hypertension, both through medication and lifestyle modification, is associated with a decreased incidence of stroke. Patients taking antihypertensive agents to moderate elevated blood pressure are advised to take up these nonpharmacologic interventions:
A heart-healthy dietary pattern
Dietary potassium supplementation
Increased physical activity with a structured exercise program
Learn more about guidelines for atherosclerosis.
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