Are you at risk of a stroke?
20% of strokes are Hemorrhagic stroke 80% of strokes are Ischemic strokesRisk factors of strokes include
- Thrombotic stroke Risk factors are advanced age, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids including cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL), smoking, alcohol consumption and vascular diseases.
- Embolic stroke Risk factors are cardiovascular diseases including arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), heart valve diseases, myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart).
- Hemorrhagic stroke Main risk factor is uncontrolled hypertension.