Stroke Risk Assessment

Am I at risk for stroke?

There are many factors that can put you or a loved one at risk of having a stroke. The stroke risk assessment is a simple way to evaluate your lifestyle and determine any changes you can make to prevent a stroke from occurring.

  1. I am a man over 45 years old or a woman over 55 years old.
  2. My father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 or my mother or sister had one before age 65.
  3. I have coronary artery disease, or have had a heart attack.
  4. I have had a stroke.
  5. I have an abnormal heartbeat.
  6. I smoke, or live or work with people who smoke every day.
  7. I do not know my total cholesterol or HDL levels.
  8. My total cholesterol level is 240 mg/dL or higher.
  9. My HDL (good) cholesterol level is less than 40 mg/dL if I am a man or less than 50 mg/dL if I am a woman.
  10. I do not know my blood pressure level.
  11. My blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher or I have been told that my blood pressure is too high.
  12. I accumulate less than 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.
  13. I am 20 pounds or more overweight.
  14. I have diabetes or take medicine to control my blood sugar.

For each “true” you marked, give yourself one point. For each “false” you marked, give yourself zero(0) points. If you have two (2) or more “true” answers, please see a healthcare professional and determine what you can do to lower your risk of stroke.

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