Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for Stroke?

There are a variety of risk factors for stroke, some that are hereditary and others that have more to do with lifestyle and age. For instance, the chance of having a stroke doubles for each decade of life after age 55. While stroke is common among the elderly, many people under 65 may also be afflicted. African Americans have a much higher risk of death from stroke than Caucasians.

Women have more strokes and are more likely to die from one than men. A family history of brain attack also makes it more likely that you will suffer a stroke.

Some health conditions make you higher risk, as well. Diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure increase the chance of a stroke but can be controlled with proper lifestyle modifications and/or medical intervention. Being overweight, smoking and physical inactivity all contribute to increased risk of stroke as well.

Good Samaritan Hospital Primary Stroke Center

Good Health

Sign up to subscribe to our newsletter mailing list. Good Health provides helpful information and health updates to the community.

Sign Up Now

Dedicated to Providing the Best Care Possible

At Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles, we have the expertise and facilities you would expect at a state-of-the-art medical facility.

  • 408

    Beds

  • 18

    Surgical Suites

  • 625

    Medical Staff Members