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    Start your stroke search here. These links start with basic facts and go on to short discussions of stroke causes and risk factors.

    What Is Stroke?

    A stroke is an emergency. Get the basic facts here.

    Click here for a brief account of what goes on in your brain during a stroke.

    Causes

    What can cause strokes to happen? Find out here.

     

    Are You at Risk?

    Evaluate your personal health and your risks for 5 big health problems.

    Are you at increased risk for stroke? Find out here.

    Prevention

    Controlling risk factors and certain medical conditions can improve your chances of avoiding a stroke. Click here to get started.

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