Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of
disability in the United States. Stroke occurs more commonly in the
older age groups and among people who have already had a stroke or a transient
ischemic attack (TIA).
Stroke Risk Factors
The chance of stroke is increased by a number of things that are called
stroke risk factors. Some factors cannot be changed. These include: age
(the older a person gets, the greater the risk for stroke), gender (men
are at greater risk), race (African Americans are at greater risk),
family history and prior strokes or TIAs.
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