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What Are Your Stroke Risk Factors?

Your Health / Conditions / Stroke / What Are Your Stroke Risk Factors?

Published on Nov 22, 2017
Authored by Pfizer Medical Team​​​​​​​


According to the Stroke Foundations of Australia and New Zealand, certain risk factors can increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. Understanding your personal risk factors and learning to manage those that are under your control can help you prevent a stroke. Use the following discussion guide to help start a conversation with your doctor about whether you or someone you care for may be at risk of suffering a stroke. Print out this checklist, check all the following that apply to you and bring it to your next doctor's appointment.

Download and print checklist

This tool is not intended to result in a diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. It’s meant to help you have a more meaningful discussion with your doctor. 


  1. Stroke Foundation Australia. Accessed 26/01/2017.
  2. Stroke Foundation New Zealand. Accessed 26/01/2017.

Last reviewed 08/10/2019

External Resources

-​​​​​​​Stroke Foundation Australia
-Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

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