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Know the symptoms and B.E.F.A.S.T.

BEFAST stroke


During an ischemic stroke, arteries to your brain get blocked or become narrowed by a blood clot.

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Stroke Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Physical inactivity and obesity
  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Family history of stroke

Reduce Your Risk

  • Control cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Control diabetes
  • Avoid smoking
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a healthy diet