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Brain & Nervous System

What Are Your Stroke Risk Factors?

According to the Stroke Foundations of Australia and New Zealand, certain risk factors can increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. Understanding your personal risk factors and learning to manage those that are under your control can help you prevent a stroke. Use the following discussion guide to help start a conversation with your doctor about whether you or someone you care for may be at risk of suffering a stroke. Check all of the following that apply to you, print your answers, then bring them to your next doctor’s appointment.

This tool is not intended to result in a diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. It’s meant to help you have a more meaningful discussion with your doctor. No information about you will be collected or stored.

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  • 1. Stroke Foundation Australia. Accessed 26/01/2017.
  • 2. Stroke Foundation New Zealand. Accessed 26/01/2017.
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