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Risk Factors and Treatments for Strokes

Risk factors for stroke that you can treat or change include:

Risk factors you cannot change include:

Test and Treatment:

Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke blocking an artery — the most common kind — or a hemorrhagic stroke that involves bleeding into the brain.

Ischemic stroke
To treat an ischemic stroke, doctors must quickly restore blood flow to your brain.

Hemorrhagic stroke
Emergency treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling your bleeding and reducing pressure in your brain. Surgery also may be performed to help reduce future risk.

For more information visit www.stroke.org.

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