The following is a stroke risk assessment matrix. Read through the different stroke risk factor columns and check every box that applies to you. Each box that applies to you equals one point. Total your stroke risk factor score at the bottom of each column and compare with the stroke risk levels below:
|STROKE RISK FACTOR||High Stroke Risk Factors||Cautionary Risk Factors||
Low Stroke Risk Factors
|Blood Pressure||>140/90 or unknown||120-139/80-89||<120/80|
|Atrial Fibrillation||Irregular heartbeat||I don't know||Regular heartbeat|
|Smoking||Smoker||Trying to quit||Nonsmoker|
|Cholesterol||>240 or unknown||200-239||<200|
|Exercise||Couch potato||Some exercise||Regular exercise|
|Diet||Overweight||Slightly overweight||Healthy weight|
|Stroke in Family||Yes||Not sure||No|
|High Risk >3: Ask about stroke prevention right away.|
|Caution 4 - 6: A good start. Work on reducing risk.|
|Low Risk 6 - 8: You're doing very well at controlling stroke risk.|
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