If two of more of the items below apply to you, see your physician to learn what you can do to lower your risks.
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Download a printable version of the stroke self assessment that you can bring to your physician.
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
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
You have diabetes or take medicine to control your blood sugar