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Who is at greater risk for stroke?

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Sean Baskin
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Strokes are more common in men under 75 and women above 75.
And african americans are twice as likely to have a stroke. Some other factors for stroke include: high blood pressure, history of previous strokes, women who smoke while on hormonal birth control, diabetes, heart disease such as atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

In brief: Depends

Strokes are more common in men under 75 and women above 75.
And african americans are twice as likely to have a stroke. Some other factors for stroke include: high blood pressure, history of previous strokes, women who smoke while on hormonal birth control, diabetes, heart disease such as atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

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