Are you at risk for stroke?

Four out of five strokes are preventable. Though certain risk factors cannot be changed, like your age or gender, many of the ways to reduce your stroke risk are in your control.

Know your stroke risk


Take our stroke risk assessment

  • Complete this brief assessment to see if you may be at higher risk for stroke.
  • If you are concerned about your stroke risk, talk to your primary care physician about a referral to our stroke center.
  • If you need a primary care physician, call 800-293-5123 to find an Ohio State primary care physician near you.


Download our awareness guide

  • Reduce the impact of strokes by knowing the facts
  • Act F.A.S.T. if you see the warning signs of stroke:
    • Face drooping or uneven smile
    • Arm weakness or numbness
    • Speech difficulty
    • Time to call 911 immediately
  • You can also download our awareness guides in Spanish, Russian or Somali


Women have unique stroke symptoms

  • Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer every year
  • We commissioned a recent survey of 1,000 women and found that only 11% could correctly identify the female-specific stroke risks. And only 10% correctly identified the female-specific stroke symptoms.
  • Do you know the symptoms and risk factors unique to women?

Straight talk from the stroke experts at Ohio State

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