Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Stroke Risk Assessment

If two of more of the items below apply to you, see your physician to learn what you can do to lower your stroke risk.
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  • Age
    You are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 55
  • Family History
    Your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 or mother or sister had one before 65
  • Medical History
    You have coronary artery disease, or you have had a heart attack
    You have had a stroke
    You have an abnormal heartbeat
  • Tobacco Smoke
    You smoke, live or work with people who smoke every day
  • Cholesterol
    Your total cholesterol level is 200 or higher
    Your HDL (good) cholesterol is under 40 if you're a man or under 50 if you are a woman
    You don't know your total cholesterol or HDL levels
  • Blood Pressure
    Your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or you've been told your blood pressure is too high
    You don't know what your blood pressure is
  • Physical Inactivity
    You don't get at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week
  • Excess Body Weight
    You are 20 pounds or more overweight
  • Diabetes
    You have diabetes or take medicine to control your blood sugar

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