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Stroke prevention is still the best medicine. The most important treatable conditions linked to stroke are:

High Blood Pressure - Treat it!

Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to reduce blood pressure. Medication may be required.

Cigarette Smoking - Quit it!

Medical help is available to help you quit.

Heart Disease - Manage it!

Your doctor can treat your heart disease and may prescribe medication to help prevent the formation of clots.

Diabetes - Control it!

Treatment can delay complications that increase the risk of stroke.

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) - Seek help!

TIAs are small strokes th last for a few minutes or a few hours. They should never be ignored and can be treated with drugs or surgery.

Alvarado Hospital is the first Stroke Champion sponsor in San Diego in partnership with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to combat stroke in the San Diego community. For more information about stroke warning signs, click here.

Alvarado Hospital is the first hospital in the western U.S. to receive two stroke certifications from The Joint Commission - the largest hospital accreditation program in the U.S. In addition, Alvarado Hospital is the first in California to receive a Gold Seal of Approval from the commission for its stroke rehabilitation program.