Every year more than three-quarters of a million strokes occur in the U.S. and is, according to the CDC, the fifth leading cause of death. For those who survive, early action is critical for improving a stroke victim’s ability to recover. In this episode Minnesota pharmacist Jessica Astrup Ehret talks about the relationship between vascular health and stroke, and what life looks like after both heart attack and stroke. Encourage your patients to learn how to identify the symptoms of a stroke.
This month we’ve been devoting time to celebrating American Heart Health month with a series on how lifestyle impacts cardiovascular health and how prescription drugs are used to help bring conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure under control. This week, Minnesota pharmacist Jessica Astrup Ehret talks about how those factors come together to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and how making incremental changes can improve a patient’s risk profile.