How to Dramatically Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), you have one of the most prevalent disorders in the United States. Close to 20 percent of people with hypertension don't even know they have it. That's because hypertension is a "silent disease" and usually gives few or no warning signs before it erupts with major complications such as a stroke.

Avoiding hypertension or detecting it early can dramatically reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. Fortunately, in most cases, the condition can be easily detected and is usually controlled with a combination of diet, exercise and medication.

The 2019 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper provides you with valuable insights on managing hypertension and preventing stroke.

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The 2019 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper

Your Annual Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Get the Latest Information on How You Can Lower Your
High Blood Pressure and Prevent Stroke

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Introducing Your Hypertension and Stroke Experts

Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A, is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and strategies to determine who is at high–as well as very low–risk of future cardiovascular disease.

He is on the national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association. An accomplished writer, Dr. Blumenthal has co-authored more than 500 original research articles, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis management. Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Circulation, Cardiology Today, the American Heart Journal, and the American College of Cardiology Extended Learning Center (ACCEL). He is the co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and the ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology. He was chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Committee on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for four years and is the Dyslipidemia section editor for the ACC educational website

Dr. Blumenthal served as co-chair of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Committee that has been in charge of updating the Prevention Guidelines. He is a co-author of the 2018 ACC/AHA Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Guidelines. He serves as co-chair of the committee developing the 2019 ACC/AHA Guidelines on Comprehensive Strategies for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

An avid sports fan, Dr. Blumenthal plays golf and tennis. He is a frequent guest on Radio, offering expert commentary on lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and football. He is married to cardiologist Wendy Post, M.D. He and his wife have had the pleasure of watching their son, Ross, become a star as a club, middle school, and high school lacrosse team goalkeeper over the past seven years.

Rafael H. Llinas, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He also serves as Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Acute Stroke Team.

Dr. Llinas received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the Harvard Longwood Program based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed a two-year fellowship in cerebrovascular medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Llinas is a member of the American Heart Association Stroke Division and the Maryland Stroke Task Force. His research interests include neurosonology, diffusion/perfusion imaging, the use of neuroprotective agents, and secondary stroke prevention. He has published articles in Stroke, Neurology, The New England Journal of Medicine, the AJNR, Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease and Annals of Neurology.

Drawing on the latest clinical studies and research findings, our experts explain:

  • Managing hypertension: The latest guidelines offer new definitions and advice
  • Minding your blood pressure: Aggressively treating hypertension may lower the risk of cognitive impairment
  • Aspirin for primary stroke prevention: New studies reinforce existing doubts
  • Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation: How to minimize bleeding risk while reducing your odds of a stroke
  • Advancing the treatment of stroke: New recommendations make it possible for more patients to get critical care
  • How to get your most accurate blood pressure reading
  • Even one cigarette a day carries cardiovascular risks
  • Updated guidelines for cholesterol management: Lower is better
  • Large international study challenges long-held notions about alcohol and health

...and much more.

PLUS, we've updated our popular feature in the 2019 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper. "Ask the Doctor" provides expert answers to patients' questions. These may be the questions on your mind now as you seek the best treatment for your high blood pressure. Plus, you'll find out about the latest thinking on whether or not strokes are hereditary and how much exercise you need to reduce the risk of stroke.

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