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In individuals with an increased risk of stroke, screening including a consultation with a cardiologist, a blood test for increased lipids, ultrasound of the heart and the carotid arteries and a blood pressure evaluation can be useful in determining risk. Evaluation of these risk factors can result in a program of prevention.
Stroke screening looks one of the primary causes of stroke and vascular disease: accumulation of plaque in your carotid arteries. Because this condition often has no warning signs, early detection by cardiologists are key in prevention.
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According to the National Institutes of Health the major risk factors for stroke (reasons why you should be screened for a stroke) include:
Other risk factors for stroke, many of which of you can control, include:
Depending on the results of your stroke screening, the cardiologist may recommend additional testing, or treatment.
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The information on this website is to provide general information. The information on this website does NOT reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best-in-class Cardiologist for a consultation and examination regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs including but not limited to chest discomfort, shortness of breath, palpitation or fainting as these may be a sign of a serious illness or condition. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should only be made by your physician in order to exclude a serious condition.