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Eighty percent of strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices and treatment of risk factors. Stroke is preventable and treatable. In fact, a vital component of our stroke program is a coordinated, multi-disciplinary rapid-response system of care for the treatment of a stroke victim and their family. Stroke is sudden and a 911 emergency because the treatment you receive in the first few moments and the first hours of a stroke can save your life and help reduce debilitating effects.
Understanding the factors that increase your risk of a stroke and recognizing the symptoms may help you prevent a stroke. Although they are more common in older adults, strokes can occur at any age.
Controllable or treatable risk factors for stroke include:
Uncontrollable risk factors include:
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