Stroke Risk Assessment
Are you at risk?
The good news is that stroke can be prevented. Knowing your risk for stroke by identifying risk factors and treating them with the help of your doctor is the key to preventing stroke. Some risk factors can't be changed (such as age) but most risk factors can be changed and the benefits of treating risk factors can add up.
Click here to print and complete the Stroke Risk Scorecard from the National Stroke Association.
Click here to print and complete a Stroke Risk Assessment to learn if you are at risk.
Click here to print a flyer of stroke risk and signs and hang it up. You could save someone's life.
Signs of a stroke
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
- A stroke is a medical emergency. If you or someone close to you has any of these symptoms, call 911 right away. Prompt treatment can mean the difference between life and death.
Treatment at a certified Primary Stroke Center can increase your odds of preventing disability or death from stroke. St. Vincent Healthcare is the first hospital in a five-state region to receive the prestigious Primary Stroke Center certification by the American Stroke Association and JCAHO. In addition to expert care, our patients benefit from state-of-the-art diagnosis and advanced treatment and rehabilitation options.
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Note: The Stroke Risk Assessment, Scorecard and the flyer are PDF files, which requires Adobe Acrobat. Click here to download a free copy.