Stroke - risk factors

Preventing stroke; Stroke - prevention; CVA - prevention; TIA - prevention

Stroke - secondary to cardiogenic embolism

A blood clot or embolus, can form and break off from the heart. The clot travels through the bloodstream where it can lodge in the artery of the brain, blocking the flow of oxygen-rich blood. The lack of oxygen results in damage, destruction, or even tissue death of the brain beyond the affected area. The result is a stroke.

What is a Risk Factor?

Risk Factors you Cannot Change

Risk Factors you can Change