Are You at Risk for Stroke?
What Is a Risk Factor?
Learn what people mean when they say the term "risk factor."
Who Is at Risk of Stroke?
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, few people are aware of whether or not they have risk factors that can make them susceptible to having one.
Medical Conditions That Can Lead to Stroke
Atherogenic risk factors are medical conditions that can induce chronic damage to arteries in the brain and lead to stroke.
Heart Conditions That Can Lead to Stroke
A large portion of the blood that leaves the heart with each heart beat reaches the brain. Because of this, a blood clot that forms inside the heart can travel to the brain and cause a stroke.
Stroke Risk Factors You Can't Avoid
Find out how your genetics, your age, and other uncontrollable factors can change your odds of having a stroke.
Habits That Can Lead to Stroke
Doctors often call these "environmental factors." But they have more to do with choices you make.
Recreational Drugs, Alcohol, and Stroke
It is becoming clear that the use of recreational drugs and alcohol increase the risk for stroke.
The Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke
If you're a snorer, this is a must-read. Obstructive sleep apnea could causing your problem -- and even increasing your risk for stroke.
Coagulation Disorder and Stroke Risk
Coagulation disorders are medical conditions in which blood clot formation is abnormal. This can increase a person's risk of stroke.
Common Blood Tests Used to Look for a Clotting Disorder
These are some common tests used by doctors to find out if a person has a blood clotting disorder. Positive results can help better determine risk for stroke.
Pregnancy and Stroke
Although stroke in pregnancy is a rare event, there are certain circumstances that greatly increase the risk.
What Is a Migraine-Induced Stroke?
If you suffer from migraines, migrainous infarction -- or "migraine-induced stroke" -- is a subject you should know about.