Harvard Heart Letter

Stroke after a heart attack: What’s the risk?

Here’s what heart attack survivors need to know to lower their chance of a future stroke. First, the good news: The rate of first-time heart attacks has dropped by nearly half in the past 25 years. And heart attack survival rates have surged, thanks to improved treatments. The bad news? Compared to people without such a history, heart attack survivors not only face a higher risk of a second heart attack,…

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