There are many factors that increase risk of stroke. Some are controllable, but others are genetic and can only be counter-acted with effort by you, and in collaboration with your physician. Take this brief survey to see how your stroke risk adds up.

Please select Yes or No for each question!

# Factor Answer
1. Age
2. Blood pressure
3. Cholesterol
4. Diet
5. Exercise
6. Smoking
7. Oral contraceptives
8. Drug or alcohol use
9. Diabetes
10. Atrial fibrillation
11. Cardiovascular disease
12. Prior heart attack,
stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack)
13. I have stroke in my family
14. Clotting disorders
15. Migraines
16. Over 65

Your Score is:

  • If your score is 0 - 3, great news! You’re doing well at controlling your risk for stroke. Remember, though, that a single “High Risk” factor can put you at two times higher risk for stroke. Regular visits to your healthcare provider are important to identify health considerations unique to you.
  • If your score is 4 - 13, your overall risk is moderate. An answer of “I don’t know” is a yellow flag. Finding out can mean the difference between optimal health and a potential red flag. Minor changes in your controllable risk factors, plus regular healthcare checkups, can put you on the right path.
  • If your score is 14 or more, your overall risk of stroke is relatively high. Any one of these risk factors is a red flag. Make an appointment with your doctor soon to discuss stroke prevention.

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As many as 80% of strokes are preventable.

Risk factors are cumulative, so reducing even one will lower your overall risk of having a stroke.