Primary Stroke Prevention

Effective prevention remains the best approach for reducing the burden of stroke. Primary prevention is particularly important because >76% of strokes are first events. Fortunately, there are enormous opportunities for preventing stroke. An international case-control study of 6,000 individuals found that 10 potentially modifiable risk factors explained 90% of the risk of stroke.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Gynecologists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the impact of CVD prevention and management therapies on the prevention and severity of stroke.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Braun LT, Bravata DM, Chaturvedi S, Creager MA, Eckel RH, Elkind MSV, Fornage M, Goldstein LB, Greenberg SM, Horvath SE, Iadecola C, Jauch EC, Moore WS, Wilson JA; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and Council on Hypertension. Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45:3754–3832.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/21/2016
Course expires: 
04/20/2017

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA 
Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Interventional Neuroradiologist, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals 
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Miami, Florida

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA, has disclosed that he serves as a consultant to and is a member of the speakers’ bureau and a consultant for Codman, Stryker and Covidien and is a stock shareholder for Surpass Medical.  Dr. Linfante has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/21/2016
Course expires: 
04/20/2017
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