Risk factors have been identified that can predict who is most likely to have an ischemic stroke. The same is true for those hemorrhagic strokes that are caused by high blood pressure. Because heart attacks and most strokes are caused by atherosclerosis, many of the risk factors for stroke are the same as for heart attacks. That is one reason why people with heart disease often have strokes and stroke survivors often have heart disease.
Much is known about promising new treatments for stroke. Most importantly, we know what steps you can take to dramatically reduce your risk factors for having a first or a second stroke. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Identify risk factors for stroke
Step 2. Know how to prevent a first or recurrent stroke