Stroke prevention is particularly important for stroke survivors: as many as 5 to 14 percent of stroke survivors will have a second stroke within one year.
And this risk goes up over time:
- Within first 30 days: 3 to 10 percent
- Within 1 year: 5 to 14 percent
- Within 5 years: 25 to 40 percent
This makes active lifestyle changes more important for survivors of stroke or for anyone who has had a transient ischemic attack (TIA)—as many as one third of people who have had a TIA may have a stroke.
This is why it is so important to take take charge of controllable lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk of stroke.