Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term
disability in the United States. Approximately 700,000 Americans will have a stroke
this year; that's someone every 45 seconds.
There are several factors that increase your risk of stroke. The more risk factors you have, the greater chance of having a stroke. Although risk factors like your age, family health history and gender can't be controlled, others, such as your amount of physical activity or decision to smoke, can be modified.
You are at a greater risk of having a stroke if you:
There are simple ways to reduce your risk of suffering a stroke.
For more information about the Stroke Center at The Miriam Hospital, please call 401-793-5533.