2014 Chinese guidelines for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack

Int J Stroke. 2017 Apr;12(3):302-320. doi: 10.1177/1747493017694391. Epub 2017 Mar 6.


Ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) are the most common cerebrovascular disorder and leading cause of death in China. The Effective secondary prevention is the vital strategy for reducing stroke recurrence. The aim of this guideline is to provide the most updated evidence-based recommendation to clinical physicians from the prior version. Control of risk factors, intervention for vascular stenosis/occlusion, antithrombotic therapy for cardioembolism, and antiplatelet therapy for noncardioembolic stroke are all recommended, and the prevention of recurrent stroke in a variety of uncommon causes and subtype provided as well. We modified the level of evidence and recommendation according to part of results from domestic RCT in order to facility the clinical practice.

Keywords: Chinese; Stroke; neurology; recommendations; secondary prevention; transient ischemic attack.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / complications
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / prevention & control*
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Stroke / complications
  • Stroke / prevention & control*