Stroke risk factors

M. U. Farooq, P. B. Gorelick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Stroke is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Many strokes can be prevented by controlling modifiable risk factors. Modifiable and potentially modifiable risks for stroke include factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiac disorders, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea, carotid artery stenosis, sickle cell disease, hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives. Stroke risk calculators and other assessment and quality improvement tools can be incorporated into practice for primary stroke prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Ischemic
  • Modifiable
  • Non-modifiable
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Stroke
  • Stroke guidelines
  • Stroke risk assessment
  • Stroke risk calculator
  • Sub-arachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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