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Stroke Risk Assessment

Risk Factor High Risk Caution Low Risk
Blood Pressure Greater than 140 over 90
or
“I don’t know”
In the range of 120 to 139
over 80 to 89
Less than 120
over 80
Cholesterol Greater than 240
or
“I don’t know”
In the range of 200 to 239 Less than 200
Diabetes “Yes” Borderline “No”
Smoking “I still smoke” “I’m trying to quit” “I’m a non-smoker”
Atrial Fibrillation “I have an irregular heartbeat” “I don’t know” “My heartbeat is not irregular”
Body Weight “I’m overweight” “I’m slightly overweight” “My weight is healthy”
Exercise “I’m a couch potato” “I exercise sometimes” “I exercise regularly”
“I have stroke in my family” “Yes” “I don’t know” “No”
Reprinted with permission from the National Stroke Association
How to Determine Your Stroke Risk?

Each box that applies to you equals 1 point. Total your score at the bottom of each column and compare with the stroke risk levels below:

  • If your RED score is 3 or more, please ask your doctor about stroke prevention right away.
  • If your YELLOW score is 4-6, you're off to a good start. Keep working on it! Talk to your doctor about things you can do to put yourself less at risk.
  • If your GREEN score is 6-8, congratulations! You're doing very well at controlling your risk for stroke!




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Contact E-mail
Rush_Stroke@rush.edu



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1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 1121
Chicago, IL 60612



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