Stroke Prevention Guide

Your Digital Resource for Stroke Prevention Guidelines and Tools

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Stroke Pocket Guide Inside
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is proud to introduce the National Guidelines and Tools for Stroke Prevention: A guide for nurses, an accessible digital resource for busy clinicians in search of national guideline recommendations for the prevention of stroke. Designed for use on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, PCNA has compiled National Stroke Prevention Guidelines in one place.

Just search the table of contents for the specific recommendation you are looking for and one click will take you there. PCNA recommends you take the short tutorial as you open the document to help navigate the tool.

The digital resource is provided complimentary for PCNA members.

 PCNA members - $0
(you must be logged in)
Non-members - $25
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Directions for navigating the document can be found here.

Pocket Guide Sections

  • Modifiable risk factors
    • Physical inactivity
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Diet/Nutrition
    • Hypertension
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Cigarette smoking
  • Stroke prevention in non-valvular Afib
    • Risk calculators
    • Prevention of thromboembolism
    • Oral anticoagulants dosing
  • Stroke prevention in other cardiac conditions
    • Acute MI
    • Cardiomyopathy and heart failure
    • Valvular heart disease
    • Patent foramen ovale
    • Cardiac tumors
  • Stroke prevention in non-cardiac conditions
    • Carotid artery stenosis
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Migraine
    • Drug abuse
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Sleep-disordered breathing
    • Hyperhomocysteinemia and Lp(a)
    • Hypercoagulability
    • Infection and inflammation
  • Stroke prevention in women
    • Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and lifestyle
    • Oral contraceptive use
    • Cerebral venous thrombosis in women
    • Post-Menopausal hormone therapy (HT)
    • Migraine with Aura
    • Atrial Fibrillation in Women
    • Women with a history of preeclampsia
    • Carotid artery stenosis in women
  • Antiplatelet agents and aspirin in stroke prevention
  • Secondary prevention of stroke


Supported by independent grants by Boehringer Ingelheim USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer.