In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricle. Your chances of having a stroke are five times higher if you have atrial fibrillation.
Blood Pressure and its Relationship to Stroke
High blood pressure is the leading modifiable risk factor in ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. It also contributes to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure and atherosclerosis (fatty buildups in arteries).
Understanding Sleep Apnea: Get a Good Night’s Sleep AND Reduce Your Risk
Understand the dangers of sleep apnea, a risk factor for stroke. We also explain the ‘reverse Robin Hood syndrome’ where the healthy brain ‘steals’ blood from the injured part.
Diabetes and Stroke
A six-part series on diabetes and stroke from Stroke Connection magazine:
Diabetes & Stroke
Understanding how to manage these co-occurring conditions.
The Diabetes & CVD Connection
Learn the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Tips for Keeping on Track
Helpful tips on how to manage medications and lifestyle prescriptions.
Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise
Many people with diabetes do not have to take insulin. Soometimes diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise.
Online Resources for People with Diabetes
We have put together a list of online resources that have valuable information about diabetes and how to manage it.
Caregivers and Diabetes
Caregivers of survivors with diabetes often find themselves doing double duty as they face the reality of keeping diabetes under control for their loved ones.
General Tips for Controlling Risk Factors
What You Can Do
Tips for keeping risk factors under control.
Converging Risk Factors
Understanding the connection between risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Following your doctor's and pharmacist's orders after a stroke is crucial to controlling the conditions that could increase your risk of another stroke.
Guidelines for Preventing Another Stroke
The key to preventing another stroke is to work closely with your doctor to create a clear treatment plan with risk reduction goals. In this downloadable pdf, we’ve provided some information from the guidelines in plain English to help you do just that.
When Folks Have Second Strokes
How do you recognize stroke symptoms in survivors who may already be living with a deficit that mirrors one of the warning signs?