Stroke Risk Factors

Controllable risk factors:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar)
  • High cholesterol level
  • Smoking
  • Heart disease (eg. Atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease)

 

Uncontrollable risk factors:

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender