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. Please select Yes or No for each question.
|I am a man over 45 years old or a woman over 55 years old.|
|My father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 or my mother or sister had one before age 65.|
|I have coronary artery disease, or have had a heart attack.|
|I have had a stroke.|
|I have an abnormal heartbeat.|
|I smoke, or live or work with people who smoke every day.|
|I do not know my total cholesterol or HDL levels|
|My total cholesterol level is 240 mg/dL or higher.|
|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.|
|I do not know my blood pressure level.|
|My blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher or I have been told that my blood pressure is too high.|
|I accumulate less than 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.|
|I am 20 pounds or more overweight.|
|I have diabetes or take medicine to control my blood sugar.|
|Please total each column and place numbers here. TOTAL:||Yes||No|
If you have two (2) or more “Yes” answers, please see a healthcare professional and determine what you can do to lower your risk of stroke.