What Is Your Risk for Stroke?

Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of disability.

Although stroke is more common in people over age 55, everyone is at risk, particularly if you have a family history of the condition.

Just what is a stroke? There are two types: hemorrhagic and ischemic. Ischemic strokes, in which a blood clot blocks the vessels to the brain, account for about 85 percent of all strokes.  

Understanding your risk factors and focusing on prevention are essential to surviving a stroke without lasting damage. Take our stroke risk assessment to learn what you can do now to stop a stroke before it strikes.
Disclaimer: This assessment is intended to give you a general idea of your stroke risk and is not intended for diagnosing or prescribing. No matter what your results, please share them with your physician, and be sure to consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.