AFTER 1ST STROKE
To prevent a second stroke, one must get pro-active, doing things even when you are not. It is like getting groceries before you are hungry. One target is reduction of blood pressure by 10 mmHg systolic and 5 mmHg diastolic, even when you are not hypertensive. Use a diuretic (or combination of diuretic and ACE inhibitor). The other target is to lower cholesterol even in absence of heart disease. Use a statin such as Atorvastatin 80mg daily.