Are you at risk of a stroke?
20% of strokes are Hemorrhagic stroke
80% of strokes are Ischemic strokes
Risk factors of strokes include
- Thrombotic stroke
Risk factors are advanced age, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids including cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL), smoking, alcohol consumption and vascular diseases.
- Embolic stroke
Risk factors are cardiovascular diseases including arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), heart valve diseases, myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart).
- Hemorrhagic stroke
Main risk factor is uncontrolled hypertension.
STROKE ALERT “Knowing the signs – Acting in time – Better treatment outcomes – Reduced risk of disability”
Since “stroke” is unpredictable and might happen to ANYONE, at ANYTIME, if you have potential risk factors or family history of stroke, personal risk assessment and stroke screening are highly recommended. “Do NOT wait until it is too late.”
Bangkok Neuroscience Center