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What are controllable risk factors for stroke?

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Stroke risk factors that you can control include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Existing carotid and/or coronary artery disease

From: Heart Disease and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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