Stroke Prevention: To Stent or Not?

A recent randomized trial compared two stroke prevention approaches in 451 people at risk for a second stroke: 

  1. Medical management (blood thinning medications & lifestyle management)
  2. Medical management PLUS stenting (inserting a metal stent to open narrowed arteries).

After an average of 32 months follow up, 15% of the medical management group had a stroke event compared to 23% of the stenting group.

PositiveTip: Start preventing stroke now! Exercise regularly and choose to eat more fruits and vegetables.