AHA/ASA Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative

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Stroke Survivor Story: Overcoming the Unknown

  
 
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It is estimated that 30% (200,000) of ischemic strokes in the U.S. are cryptogenic — meaning the cause is unknown.

 
 
 
POTENTIAL CAUSES 

It's important to consider conditions including (but not limited to):

 
 
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 

With limited guidelines, many professionals diagnose and treat cryptogenic stroke differently. We've developed resources that can help professionals team up to potentially find the causes, so patients can receive the most targeted treatment for preventing recurring strokes.

 
VISIT THE
STROKE RESOURCE
CENTER
You'll find stroke prevention, treatment and recovery tools, including handouts, infographics and community education presentations.
 
STEPS TO HELP
AVOID ANOTHER
STROKE
Clot-related strokes are largely preventable, even if you've already had one. Learn about prevention plans for reducing the risk.
Supports the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's
Cryptogenic Stroke Initiative.