Anyone can suffer a stroke, but there are several factors that put you at higher risk. Family health history, blood pressure and ethnicity are all factors that impact your chances of having a stroke.
A stroke is a true medical emergency. Strokes happen when a blood vessel in your brain is blocked or bursts, depriving the brain of oxygen. Just as oxygen-starved heart muscle dies during a heart attack, brain damage can occur within minutes of a stroke. Could you spot a stroke?