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Risk Factors for Stroke (Cerebrovascular Disease) Deaths

Risk Factors

Risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure (the most important risk factor), increasing age, family history of stroke, personal history of stroke, cigarette smoking, diabetes, heart disease, carotid artery disease, transient ischemic attacks, and a high red blood cell count.^2^ Elevated cholesterol level, obesity, and lack of physical activity, all risk factors for heart disease, also increase the risk of stroke. Many of these risk factors can be modified successfully by adopting lifestyle changes.[[br]] [[br]] ---- 1. American Heart Association. ''What are the risk factors of stroke?'' Accessed at [][[br]]

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