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Stroke Program

Am I at risk for a stroke?

When evaluating your risk for stroke, consider the following:

  • Age: Stroke affects people of all ages. Talk with your physician to determine the most appropriate age at which to be screened for stroke and other vascular conditions.
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Family history of atherosclerosis or stroke
  • See your doctor if you are at risk or experience a ministroke
  • Maintain normal blood pressure levels
  • Stop smoking
  • Control cholesterol levels
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise
  • See a vascular surgeon if Carotid Artery Disease is diagnosed, or to be tested for this condition.