What Are Your Stroke Risk Factors?

Published on Nov 22, 2017
Authored by Pfizer Medical Team

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.


Family History

Personal Medical History

Tobacco Use

Total Cholesterol and HDL Cholesterol

Blood Pressure

Physical Inactivity

Excess Body Weight



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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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Quick Poll

After taking this poll, how likely are you to speak with your healthcare professional about your stroke risk factors?