Features April 2007 Issue

Assessing Your Stroke Risk May Help Save Your Life

Most risk factors can be altered with lifestyle changes, medications, awareness.

Each year, about a quarter-million Americans suffer a stroke—a life-changing event that kills some, disables others, and triggers an eventual heart attack in thousands more. Epidemiological estimates say that between 200 and 300 of every 100,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year.

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