4) Medication – why is it important?

Medications prescribed by your doctor or consultant have many positive effects, such as:

They may reduce the risk of a TIA or stroke in the future Brain
Thin your blood and reduce the risk of clots blood cells
Lower blood pressure Blood pressure cuff and digital meter
Lower heart rate Heart and ECG
Reduce the problems that can occur if you have an irregular heartbeat such as atrial fibrillation Heart with atrial fibrillation ECG
Lower cholesterol No cream cakes

Key point

Remember you have been prescribed medication to reduce your risk of another stroke. It is important to understand your medications and how they help you.