Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stroke.

What medical conditions increase the risk of a stroke?

There are several medical risk factors that can increase your risk of stroke. These include hypertension or high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, obstructive sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease or other conditions that may affect your ability to form clots. It’s important to work with your doctor to optimize your treatment of these conditions.

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

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If you think you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately. To schedule an appointment with a neurologist, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.