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Are there any simple ways to tell if somebody has a risk for stroke?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Medical history

Yes, if someone has a history of diabetes, hypertension or prior strokes/tia's, they carry an increased risk of having a future stroke.
Additionally, atrial fibrillation or a history of abnormal blood clotting are risk factors for stroke.

In brief: Medical history

Yes, if someone has a history of diabetes, hypertension or prior strokes/tia's, they carry an increased risk of having a future stroke.
Additionally, atrial fibrillation or a history of abnormal blood clotting are risk factors for stroke.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many risk factors..

Prior stroke/mini-stroke, heart attacks, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, atherslerosis, infections, medication uses/chemo, connective tissues disease such as lupus/rheumatoid arthritis etc.
..Having more of these factors increases the risk...Thus prevention and treatment of existing illness as best as possible... Good luck.

In brief: Many risk factors..

Prior stroke/mini-stroke, heart attacks, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, atherslerosis, infections, medication uses/chemo, connective tissues disease such as lupus/rheumatoid arthritis etc.
..Having more of these factors increases the risk...Thus prevention and treatment of existing illness as best as possible... Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Risk factors

Check out stroke.
Org for info.

In brief: Risk factors

Check out stroke.
Org for info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology

In brief: Yes

Family history of stroke.
Hypertension. Diabetes. Elevated cholesterol. Smoker. Excessive alcohol use. Coronary artery disease. Carotid artery disease. Cardiac arrhythmias.

In brief: Yes

Family history of stroke.
Hypertension. Diabetes. Elevated cholesterol. Smoker. Excessive alcohol use. Coronary artery disease. Carotid artery disease. Cardiac arrhythmias.
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen
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