Preventing Stroke

The Comprehensive Stroke Program treats patients from all over the state of Michigan — helping to lower patients' risk of stroke and prevent recurrent stroke.

By giving patients a comprehensive assessment, the stroke team helps patients use the appropriate medications to lower cholesterol, thin blood and lower blood pressure.

Plus, the physicians of the Comprehensive Stroke Program are actively involved in academic research into stroke prevention. For instance, Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D., was involved in major studies on the benefits of statins in patients age 65 and older. Patients at Harper are often able to participate in clinical trials of new medications and therapies.