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More About Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

About 85% of all strokes are ischemic, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked by clots or fatty deposits called plaque in blood vessel linings.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel burtsts in the brain. Blood accumulates and compresses the surrounding brain tissue.

Risk Factors for Stroke

  • Increase age
  • Family history
  • Race
  • Male
  • Previous Heart Attack
  • Previous Stroke

Stroke Prevention

  • Control high blood pressure
  • Do not use tobacco or breath other people's smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet to maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Be physically active
  • Control or delay the onset of diabetes
  • Reduce excess weight or maintain a healthy weight
  • Know your family's health history
  • Take the Stroke Risk Quiz

Page last updated: March 30, 2023