Preventing Strokes

Reducing Stroke Risk

All persons can take steps to reduce their risk for stroke by knowing their own risk factors for stroke and taking action to reduce those risks. Talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce your risk for stroke.

  1. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension (leading cause of stroke)  
  2. Carotid or Coronary Artery Disease
  3. Atrial Fibrilation (Irregular Heart Beat)
  4. Diabetes
  5. Tobacco Use
  6. Prior Transient Ischemic Accident (TIA) or Stroke
  7. Elevated levels of cholesterol
  8. Excessive Alcohol use
  9. Genetics